So I am one of the many casualties of our recession and am looking into this unemployment period to open up a new career avenues. I graduated with a BA in Film from UCSB in Dec 2005 and went on to work in apparel/fashion in various positions ultimately to walk away with a layoff and menial job experience due to the unstable nature of my industry. I am 27 this year and ready to work on a future with upward growth. Health care is basically ideal because of it's longevity, potential growth and stability. I'm taking my first science class in 7 yrs this summer at a community college and I am just curious to know what route/options are available to someone like me who has a degree with little healthcare work/life experience. Should I begin volunteering as I take the prereqs? I am looking at the master's program (entry-level) in CA in part to satisfy my desire to achieve an advance degree, but also I want to be realistic and start enjoying life as it comes and not be in a program if I won't utilize it. I'm also hoping to utilize the most out of my time so not another day is wasted... ANY SUGGESTIONS, HELP, CRITIQUES, PROGRAMS (MSN, BSN) is HIGH APPRECIATED AND WILL BE GIVEN A VIRTUAL HUG!!