Okay, it's the Pell I've heard mixed news on. I'm currently a home health aide and make a small enough amount that I would qualify for a full Pell if I didn't already have a degree. FAFSA and fastweb: Check. I'm going to seek advice from the financial aid people at the school I want to go too.
LPN isn't usually a degree, it's generally considered a certificate/vocational/diploma program (though there are a tiny amount of US schools that award an associates in practical nursing). Technically it is a step backwards, education wise, if you already have a bachelor's degree. You are correct that generally you cannot get a Pell Grant if you already have a bachelor's degree even if you are otherwise financially eligible. ( http://studentaid.ed.gov/students/at...antProgram.pdf ) Have you considered entering an accelerated BSN program? It's a good idea to seek advice from the financial aid office where you wish to attend school. Either way you have to file a FAFSA.