Others can feel free to correct me if I'm wrong here, but I believe MCCD wants a&p & bio credits to be less than two years old - just to apply
to the RN program.
As far as collecting certs - it might be fun but not really necessary - some of the better paying pct jobs can be had after block one of NS - without
a cna cert.
My parents both got EMT's back in my home state and wages for EMT, at least there
- were just above minimum. I haven't checked lately.
LPN fast-track would require your cna, and the list is currently
shorter ( i heard about a year~ish) - but who knows where the list will be in a month...?
You are in a bit of a pickle - going directly
after the RN means you'ld likely get accepted about the same time you are ready to move.
Going after the lpn means probably at least a year on the bench, and a year and a half before any meaningful income.
EMT is a fun hobby, but based on what I know, not much money - and alot of it won't really carry over to nursing - the focus is more on duct-taping
people to lumber and getting vitals in a moving rig...
<--- joke, no offense to any EMT's on the thread...
You could do a CNA and take the (separate-new) PCT class @ Phoenix college, which would allow you to draw blood and EKG's, and get you a little more hand's on experience & a job..., possibly also jumping on the FT-LPN list and hoping
for the best...
Personally, my least favorite option would be one of the for-profit
programs - they'll get you in and out quick, but you'll pay dearly
for the privilege.. Although, if you're planning a move to CA, it's possible it might
pencil out financially, since the wages are better & you can get