I just finished and passed my 1st semester of an ADN program. My schedule was, I went to school for 4 days, worked 2 days and played catch up on my 1 day off. Noticed, I said "I passed," really not with the grades that I'm used to. I was bummed at first, but heard that other classmates grades that didn't work, were about the same, some better. So, I'm working my tail off during the Summer to save up for 2nd semester. I really need to focus on school and make it a priority. I mean, I did take all that time (years) and money to do my pre-reqs, driving around to several schools to drop off applications, take entrance tests, interview... all so I can FINALLY be in a nursing program. Balancing school, work, family and anything else is hard. I give props to those that can handle it all.