I am rearranging my life to become a Nursing Student. After years of ungratifying, and financially unstable work as an Executive Assistant, I have finally relinquished to my true calling - Nursing.
Growing up I figured, everyone's parents were Nurses and Librarians, who worked for the military/VA and moved every two years - haha. I've resisted it all this time - I could have been in a fulfilling position years ago!
The hardest thing for me to determine is, if I should stick it out and wait on whatever necessary waiting list for my local community colleges (I live in Los Angeles area), or work to find an RN program that will allow me to start now? I intially considered studying the LVN program at Concorde (simply for the duration and quick start date), and then bridge to RN - but I am seeing on this board and from hospital employment links that LVN's are enjoying less employment opportunities (although this can be blamed squarely on the recession).
I am presently in between jobs and think now is the best time for me to commit to furthering my education. :typing I do have to complete the following prereq's: anatomy & physiology, chemistry, and a math or two, so I know I wont be able to start immediately.