Hi, I hope I am not being repetitive here, I already posted this question in the Florida forum because that is where I live. I have a bachelor's degree in liberal arts from 20 years ago, (I am 41), and I am looking at a career change. The local community colleges offer two-year nursing programs, and I am now taking A&P I and pre-algebra to get my pre-requisites out of the way. However, my understanding is that it could take me a while to get into nursing school because it is madly competitive now, and then most of them have waiting lists of two or three years. Is there any way to get around this? Get an LPN degree first and work in a hospital for a year or two? Get a paramedic certificate? I am ultimately hoping to work in the E.R. or ICU. Is there any other medical career path I should be thinking of that would have similar high demand, and decent pay?
Last edit by utahliz on Feb 23, '07