Well, Since you have a GED, I suggest you apply to a community college and start tatking a few courses there.There are many community colleges who offer Nursing programs
.I don't know where you live, so I cannot recommend any schools
.It would be best if you go for a 2 yr program since you have a family.You can always continue to get a BSN.I hear it takes about 1-1.5 years to obtain one after you receive a ADN.Ithink the hospital provides training inorder to specialize in a particular unit once you have degree.You might have to confirm this b/c I heard this from one source.Oh and there is only about a $5,000 difference betweenaNurse with a BSN and a ADN. The benefit of having a BSN is that you can supervise other Nurses, LPN'S , etc and further your education even more.You have more responsibilities as RN with a BSN. If you provide the state inwhich youlive in, I can recommend some colleges.I just want to warn you that , unless you have a gpa of 3.78 or higher, it will be tough getting into a Nursing program at a Public College/University.As for the private schools, they usually demand a 2.75 or 3.0 and up.Some require that you take a pre-nursing entrance exam.If you want anymore info or have any questons, feel free to send me a private message.GOOD LUCK!