Thank you for your honesty blueblaze. Well, I don't have a degree in nursing. You see, I just applied to depaul for their generic masters in nursing degree. It's a program for people who don't have a nursing degree but a bachelors in something else like me. It's kind of hard to get a job with a BS degree in psych. And I have worked as a CNA for a long time part-time. So I was considering going back to school for nursing and eventually take the NP route. But I don't know yet.
Also, in terms of the PA route, I actually interivewed at midwestern for their PA program this past december. I would NOT recommend it to anyone. I had excellent stats and a wealth of healthcare experience when I interviewed there and they flat out rejected me. They also take much younger applicants who have NO EXPERIENCE. They prefer them actually. I don't know why. So, I don't think I will pursue the PA route again.
I am going to look into some teaching hospitals and see if I can land a job there and possible work there as a nurse if I get into some nursing program
this year. Otherwise, I will try to find a job with my degree in psych and work experience. I am 31 and unmarried.