I just joined this community as I am seeking a career change and have been researching an LVN certification. I have a Bachelor's degree (humanities) and a PhD (again, non-medical) and have worked in website development for several years. I am now 46, tired of sitting in front of a screen all day as a freelance web/electronic communications developer, and am craving a job that will contribute something meaningful to other people's lives, not just to a company's ($$$) bottom line. I am looking for a work-life balance - making some money but contributing something useful and significant to my community. So, wise LPN/LVNs could you please advise me: is an LVN certification for me? And, at 46 years old, is it too late to start down this path?
I live in California, the course I am looking at is 11 months in length, so theoretically this time next year I could be in a job. (And $35k in debt to the nursing school
- but that's a whole other issue!)
I hope this is an appropriate forum in which to ask my question and am grateful for any feedback and insight.