I am in the accounting field and make close to $40k per year, but I don't enjoy my work and I want to return to school for nursing which I wanted to do 15 years ago, but had to leave because I couldn't go for a day nursing program as I had to keep my day job which paid a good salary to support my child--I was newly divorced. I chose accounting only because it also pays well and I could earn my entire degree in the evening and on weekends. I am still a single mom and need my salary to make ends meet. I will be taking my prereqs for nursing over the next 2 years. I am unable to find a nursing program where I can take the entire nursing curriculum (after prereqs) in the evening or weekend. Why is it that there are no nursing programs
for workers who can only attend class in the evening? My only other option is to quit my accounting job (and the high salary) and work for 2 years evenings and weekends at 1/2 the salary as a CNA.
Any suggestions as to how others handle this situation? Are there any plans to accomodate middle age, career change workers and have nursing programs held during non-traditional hours?