I know that this might sound weak but I'm scheduled to take the NCLEX early March and I don't think I can balance studying and my full time nights job. I'm always too tired to study and although I talked to my manager about it, we're so understaffed that my request to be prn/part time was declined. My main problem is that I only started this job in December, and if I resign now I'll have only had 2 months of experience. Add to that the fact that I would be resigning during a time of staffing problems, I'm afraid they might not be too happy about that and that it would essentially burn bridges despite my performing well in the job. My number one priority is being a registered nurse, and I am certain that if I could just have February to study, my chances of passing the NCLEX and finding a nursing job are higher. Should I resign? Or would resigning look so bad on paper that I'd be better off toughing it out but risk failing?