I'm in LA and was considering applying to the LA--County-USC Nursing School
for an RN (second career, heard plenty of warnings!).
My question is this: Having read an LA Times article how there's going to be a big crunch in trauma/er funding (and I think this may go cross the board, not only County), do you think breaking into this field at age 52 (energetic; good resume) will be much much harder?
It seems a shame that trauma/er centers are suffering a diminishment of funds while only the aegis of "bioterrorism" catches they eye and bucks - especially at the Fed. level. You'd think/hope that given the NYC tragedy that the government would really bolster ER/Trauma Departments.
I'm gonna give it my best shot but I thought I'd ask the experts.