It's tough, believe me. I'm no expert, but in order for me to do my accelerated nursing program (ABSN), I had to quit my job. Luckily, between dads help and student loans, I was able to go to school and pay my bills. Talk to the financial aid office at the school you want to go to, and see what they say. You can also get lots of private student loans to help cover the costs while in school. All these student loans do not need to be repaid until after you graduate, so you can concentrate on school now, and worry about the bills later. And, while in school, you may still be able to hold a part-time job and bring in a little more money. Also, if you really need to work more hours, just cut back on your school load, and you can work more hours. It will take you longer to get your nursing degree, but in the end, you will have accomplished your goals. If you choose to get loans to help you out while in school you may owe a lot of money when you get out of school, but many hospitals will help pay off your student loans. Anyway, as the saying goes, "where there's a will, there's a way." Do what you must to follow your dreams. Hope this helps.