Step One: There are some other options once you become a registered nurse then just being a RN. For instance, becoming a nursing supervisor, or getting your graduate degree and gathering different certifications to expand your field of work. The work load can get to be too much so take one goal at a time.
Step Two: As stated in step one you can't stress enough the time you need to space out to achieve your goals. A graduate degree requires two years, any certification take several weeks to complete and it takes longer with you already working full or part time so be realistic.
Step Three: It is important to find support. If you have a busy schedule and have children your going to need help to achieve your goals. Talk to your supervisor about changing around work hours, so you can attend class when need it. At home have your spouse or a nanny take care of the children so you can achieve the goal of working as a registered nurse. For little extra support if your have a positive friend, family or co-worker that is reaching for the same goal try to attend class with them it might give that extra boost.
Step Four: Be prepared for class, have the necessary textbooks and any other supplies that is need it. There will be a lot of hands on displays in class and to get the upper hand and to build the necessary confidence and precision you will need practice. That practice can come from your work environment just ask the patients permission
Step Five: It always good to have a adviser who has reached the goals your trying to achieve. Where to look? In your working field they are all around you supervisor, instructor, co-worker and especially friends and family members. With a positive adviser you can get tips from them on how they was able to achieve their goals and apply them to your goal.