I think you are on the right page. Nurses will always be able to find a job, now where...thats a different story
If you are already a licensed esty, becoming a nurse will add to your current experience and pay. The key, I think, is to market yourself. I am a RN and have been for sometime and am tired of "floor nursing" I have an entrepreneurial spirit so I want to combine nursing with esthetics. Im not sure though if this will be a good move so I'm looking to network here on allnurses.com. I hope you continue your education and not give up. Nursing is a good field and has always saved me from financial ruin! Good luck!