Evening all,I've been considering quitting my job to focus on nursing school. I do have the resources to quit, but that would mean drawing down 13 years of state retirement and I really do not want to do that. I'm 33 years old and work at a prison that doesn't tolerate studying during down time, nor will they let you bring anything in to study for that matter. No notes, no books, no index cards, nothing! This is a big problem for me. Before I started LPN school this was no problem. Now all of a sudden, no reading or school material is allowed on the job. They do check you and your bags before entering, so there is no way to study period. My schedule is 2-12 hours shifts and 2-8 hour shifts Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Off on Sunday and Monday. School 8 to 4 Monday thru Friday. By the time I get out of school and go straight to work, work all night and get home, I might get in bed by 2 a.m. and back up the next morning by 6 a.m. This is taking a toll on me mentally and physically to the point of where I was so sick and exhausted I could not get out of bed on my days off. There is no option to go part time, and soon, I will have to choose job or nursing school, because of the no tolerance to flex shift due to staff shortage. I want this so bad and for now I am doing well considering what I have put my body through this past month. I am married (2nd income) with 3 children and just unsure on what road to take. I can't let what I worked so hard for be taken, but I can't help but think of the unknowns and what ifs. Anyone have any ideas on what if anything I might could do to get this load off of my shoulders? I know eventually I will have to give up something. I just don't want it to be nursing school.