First of all, a great big thanks to everyone on this board. At times the information has been overwhelming, but it has definitely been informative to hear the good things and bad things.
Quickly, after spending the past few months volunteering at an AIDS hospice and being a caregiver for my best friend the last 5 months of her life, I decided that a nursing career is what I want to do. (I hope to someday work in hospice care). But, I would be an older student returning to school. And as such, I'm not too thrilled at the thought of incurring all this student loan debt as I head into my 40's (everything is paid off now) so I decided that any accelerated program is out for me. And I was getting discouraged because alot of nursing programs
were in the day only.
Since I have a BA, I know that the first thing I have to do is take my science prereqs and see if I could even apply for nursing school
. (I fully admit that math and science courses were not my strong point in high school and college).
So here's my plan of attack:
Take my pre-reqs at a local community college. This should take about 2 years. During those 2 years, I can continue to save money and then worry about applying to nursing school.
I have a job that has alot of down time built in to the day, so I would have plenty of time to study and do homework. Then if I do get into nursing school, I can worry about finding another job when the time comes.
Does this sound like a logical approach?