Many people are afraid of change, and a lot of times people will try to talk you out of changing because they like you just the way you are. The bottom line is that if you have the means and the motivation, you are halfway there.
When you start your prerequisites at Delgado, you will be on your path. People are right when they said it's hard, but there are numerous resources there to help you succeed. Delgado has some wonderful teachers dedicated to your learning the material. There is a tutor lab that I attribute a good portion of my GPA to.
If you PM me, I can tell you who to take for A&P I.
You can base your decisions on anything you want to. If you have thought this through, then you are not being impulsive, and that is where our friends and family tend to see red flags - when we are impulsive. I guarantee you that there is nothing impulsive or quick about the process of becoming a nurse. There are many obstacles and you have plenty of time throughout the course of your prereqs to decide if this is for you or not.
I understand your position. I''m coming from a business background. I used to own 3 s-corporations (small but successful in their primes). When I had $38k in the bank from a few months of work, you would never have convinced me that I'd be looking for a new career later on, but things happen. Hurricanes can wipe everything out; the economy can hit a recession. Guess what? I didn't have a retirement. I never bought into an IRA. I thought I would keep rolling in the money... fast forward..my business partners chose to stay displaced where I chose to come home. I became a single parent. Money goes very quickly. No retirement, no health insurance. Time to find a new path. I love science & I love people. I based my decision to become a nurse on my 2 pregnancies. You have an insider's experience. You actually stayed at the hospital and entrusted the care of your child to a nurse. I was in & out. I can only remember the name of my L&D nurse. She about killed me on the IV start. LOL.
Sorry I wrote a novel for you. I guess my point is that it's your life. You want security for your children. You want skills that will make you valuable. There is nothing wrong w/ $50k a year plus benefits.
As far as being rejected...You won't know til you try. Just REALLY do your best. If you think you could be spending more time on a subject, then do it. This is not the time to blow off school work for a TV show or something. I'm a mom, too. When I get an hour, I have to use that hour. I study a LOT. People make fun of me. I don't care.
I wish you luck & perseverance.