Okay, so I posted a super-duper long message a few hours ago and looking back at it, it was wayyyy too lengthy, but I am unable to delete/edit it. Please do me a solid and help a gal out with this edited version (and many thanks):
-I am interested in pursuing a 2nd degree, specifically a BSN.
-I have no experience working in a hospital, am almost 31, happily married, and have no children but do want to start a family at some point soon.
-My interest in nursing has been vague but slowly evolving for several years, and has been brought to the forefront because I have recently assumed the role of caregiver for my father.
-I am drawn to nursing because the field fascinates me, and the intimacy and consistent care that nursing provides to patients is really appealing to me.
-Should I go for CNA training..? Or go for prereqs and then direct application to BSN program? Volunteer in a hospital? Try to obtain a different position in a hospital for other experience?
-As an aside, I am in Baltimore...lots of hospitals but probably still a struggle getting new hire work as it seems to be everywhere else...?
Thank you so much
.....hope this is better.