From what you've said, you may be happier w/ P.T. or Recreational Therapy.
FYI: CNA's take a short course (< 1yr); LV/PNs take about a year in a community college; RN's can be educated at a community college (ADN, 2yrs often after their pre-req sciences), or 4-yr college (BSN); there even a few of us that went to a Hospital School and have a "diploma" after 3 years.
At first, RNs start out at the same salary levels (someplaces will give a differential for a BSN), but the difference comes later in your career--more pathways are open to a BSN--with more education (MS, PhD) they can go into administration, education, research. If the part about same starting pay bothers you, don't go there!!
You may be able to find a University that will let you use a lot of your undergraduate credits, start taking the basic nursing stuff, and eventually wind up w/an MS. I know a nurse who started out w/a double major in music and Spanish. She didn't want to teach, but couldn't find a job. She went to a community college, got an ADN, went to work for a few years, eventually went back, made up the theory portion of a BSN, and then took a Masters as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner! Fortunately, she was young when she started!
If you do decide on nursing, you can pretty much guarantee (sp?) employment!! Good Luck!
[This message has been edited by prmenrs (edited January 12, 2001).]