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This is a question you would need to answer, 100k is a lot to spend on a degree you are not sure of . Take that 100k and put it towards 529 plans for the lil ones if you are not 100% committed .
Am I missing something here? Where in the world did the OP mention she wanted advice on what to do with her potential tuition to grad school? How do you know she's not independently wealthy and can afford it? I'm sure she looked into the cost of the school when she applied. You've completely hijacked her thread and offered unsolicited advice on something she didn't ask.
OP, if you have the desire to further your education do so. Whether you do it now or later is up to you and your family. Like a previous poster said, I suggest you take one class at a time so you will still have time for family. You may find that to be a more reasonable balance for your life than diving in full-time.
You will also have to look at what you want your life to look like 5, 10, or 20 years from now...do you still see yourself working the bedside on nights? Nightshift can wear you down over time and you may find yourself missing out on more of your child's life than you would imagine. With bedside positions such as yours you have weekends and holidays to consider, not to mention being sleep deprived and needing to sleep when a good majority of the population is awake. Like BostonFNP said as an NP it's possible to work a M-F job making 100k +.
Overall what I would tell you to focus on is your future and what you want it to look like. From there you will be able to make an informed decision.