I applied to a state FNP program locally to start in September 2014. I tried to take one course to get it out of the way, but sickness got in the way. I will now be starting from scratch with the curriculum. My husband and I are also having a baby in August. With that said, I will have a newborn and be in school part-time if I get in. What is a reasonable number of hours I could allocate to work? I have two options regarding work...a job where I could work from home (not make as much $) and my current job (compensated well) where I commute 40 minutes each way to work. Obviously, I know I will not be able to work a bunch, but need some income coming in. I am wondering if anyone out there was able to do this successfully (#1)? and 2) Approx how many hours were you able to maintain in your position while trying to balance school and family?