If you are eligible for financial aid, your school should be able to set you up with about $10,500 in Stafford loans per year (subsidized and unsubsidized). Even if this is your second degree.
On top of that, you can borrow up to your estimated cost of attendance (tuition + books + living expenses, which is determined by your school) with a private loan. I got mine from TERI, they have health professions loans. Rate was compararble to the stafford.
Also, once I was IN nursing school I was awarded some scholarships
. It was impossible to get scholarships before I began nursing school because the deadlines were passed by the time I was admitted.
Depending on where you live, hospitals may have loan forgiveness programs, where they'll pay off several thousand dollars of your loans in exchange for a work committment.
HRSA has a loan forgiveness program once you are an RN, see Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program
. I don't think you're eligible if you have loan forgiveness from your hospital too....
Best of luck!