After dropping out of a traditional 4 year college to get married and have kids and all that, I'm really feeling the urge to get back into school and work towards a career. I have a ridiculous amount of interests and avenues that I would like to pursue, one being nursing, so I'm curious about a few things.
I see on several of the boards here that it seems that an Associates in Nursing will get you nowhere in a metro area if you're looking to work in a hospital.
But, I'm not terribly interested in working in a hospital and we live in a rural area.
I would like to with work in a physician's office, or in a health department, or in a school... maybe someday working towards a higher degree or maybe getting into hospital work as my kids get older.
So, are things really so bleak for someone like me? If I got my LPN or RN (I'm leaning more to the latter) would it really be such a fight to find a job? I see a lot of advertisements in our town for LPN positions at nursing homes, but is that my only real option?
Thanks for reading and any advice.