My experience before Nursing School was food service, motorcycle shops, military (fire dept dispatcher), and for most of my years a vet tech. My mom was a nurse (she is now my nurse guardian angel), so I resisted the Nursing profession. I started before she passed, but she was soooo happy I started. The man in your life, sounds like my hubby...hates his job, comes home, flops out and plays video games and I even would have to beg for the laptop to get my hybrid and online classes done. Unreal. I just took boards yesterday, so hopefully I will be working real soon. I worked part-time (almost 30 hours in 3 days) as a convenience store clerk. I recommend working very light part-time or not at all. It was a struggle to study and get homework done. You don't have kids...it's a good thing for you for studying right now, but as for me, when I was in tears, picturing my daughter's face helped me pull through! As soon as you crack open a book, your kid's will start in on you..."I'm hungry" (and they just ate!), etc.
Stick with it no matter how difficult things seem or how much of a pain your other half becomes. Ask him what he would like to go to school for, and remind him that he can trade off and go to school while you work...that's how I did it. When we move to Texas, he's going to go back to college.
I love my Saunders Student Nurse Planner (it's ragged out now!) and also I love my Survival Guide to A&P. I love small books I can tote anywhere....your school textbooks will fill up a bookshelf, trust me! Good luck, and try what I suggested. A person who doesn't want you to better yourself has an issue with themselves.