Some know I'm trying to segue into nursing. I'm 37 (nearly 38) and currently work as a CNA. I've applied to my local CC's LPN program as well as their phlebotomy program. Plan is to somehow earn more while completing prerequisites and ultimately RN school. Not much else to finish except A&P and Micro.
I'm always wondering, if I don't get into the LPN program prior to RN school what should I do? I have twin boys due in September. As a CNA in my town I make $14/hr but my fiancé & I are moving to Chesapeake, Virginia next summer. There, a CNA makes $10-11/hr. An LPN here gets $21/hr. In Chesapeake it's $17-19/hr.
Are there any other options I can do to make more money while in an RN program? Overtime as a CNA in Virginia is equal to my current regular pay. Making less while paying state income tax, raising twins and paying for school on $10/hr doesn't seem possible. I have no financial aid available (long, personal story) so school is 100% out-of-pocket.
What about EMT-Intermediate, Phlebotomy or something that can be completed within a year's time? Any ideas?