Back in the 80s, I received a loan from my state Board of Nursing - it was a 1000 loan at a very low interest rate. Better yet, the loan would be forgiven if I worked within my state. Unfortunately, there were no full time nursing jobs
in my area in 1984 so I moved to Texas. Between school loans, and car payments , I needed guarnteed (?sp) 80 hours. However, they gave me creadit for the nursing hours I worked in my state prior to my move.
So....I say contact your state board of nursing, also check with your place of employment. I am working at a nursing home - we have a tuition help program. In addition, our state's long term care association awards scholarship moneys towards nursing education. In addition, several national organizations provide scholarship or low interest loan money if you are interested in working in long term care.
I would carefully look at which credits would transfer into a RN program and make my decision based on that.