It's all about time management. First thing you should do is go out and get a good daily planner. I got a bunch of fancy colorful pens and stickers to make it more fun. Plan out everything from study time, gym, grocery shopping, classes, and even sleep.... that way you never will feel that gripping panic of "omg I forgot"! That way you can still work without neglecting family or school work because everything has a time slot. And yes I know we're not all Superman or women and you won't always follow it perfectly but it still gives you a guideline to how your day is going to be structured. My employers during nursing school have always been very considerate of my school schedule, but I work in healthcare so they can empathize, it's a little more difficult when it comes to non-healthcare employers. Which in nursing school it would be who've of you to get a job as a patient care tech, because after you graduate employers will see that you have that experience and it'll be easier for you to get a job as a fresh RN, not to mention how it will help in your classes because of the hands on practice. Just breathe and remember you're going to get through this and just take it one day at a time. Just always remember school comes first, so know where to make adjustments. no one ever said nursing school would be easy, but it is definitely not impossible.