I am a new entrant to the nursing field and will begin studies in July. I am a 38 year old career changer with a B.A. in Interpersonal Communication. In my past educational life, I took things "easy" and have regretted it for years. I have researched nursing for more than a year now and am sure it is the path I want to move towards. In my life in business, I discovered that what drives me is constant challenge, something I did not recognize my first time through college. My current goal set is to achieve an Associate's degree in Nursing, attain my BSN and move to a CRNA. Of course the high salary is a big factor in this ultimate goal, but first and foremost is the challenge and what seems to be the daily science behind the career. Are there any others of you out there who may have followed a similar career path that may be willing to impart some advice? Good and bad would be very welcome.