I will be earning a bachelors degree in social work in May. My plan was to go directly to grad school and get a Masters degree in social work but i am a 34 year old single mom with two children and I am worried about the low pay/lack of jobs. I was always torn between majoring in social work or nursing but chose social work and am now feeling some regrets. My university offers a 2nd Bachelors degree in nursing program that would take about two years of full time study because I need to complete the prereq's (A&P 1 and 2 and microbiology). Another option would be to get an Associate's degree which would still take about two years but i would be part time.
What are your thoughts/opinions on this? I will be graduating with just under $15,000 in student loan debt which worries me also. The Community College tuition would be much cheaper. I want to make the right decision.