Most certainly not. I had a life outside of nursing school. Don't get me wrong, I did study but not the 4 hours a day that most claim. I put my duties as a wife & mother before anything else. When everyone was settled in for the night and snuggled up in bed, I would use that time to review lectures, and prep for the next day, and honestly that was an hour a night max. I did study more a few days before an exam but not so much that my family noticed. I graduated with a B+ average and passed Nclex the 1st time. Nursing school is hard and can be demanding, but as long as you are organized and plan accordingly you can still have a life outside of school. Good luck!