I just found this site and hope someone out there can help me.
I received a BA in English in 1994. I've since worked in advertising and as a legal assistant and legal secretary. I started law school two years ago, but dropped out after 3 months because I was beyond bored and couldn't imagine practicing law for the next 30-40 years of me life. Last year I started volunteering at an AIDS hospice and 6 months ago when my best friend had a stroke, I was one of her caregivers. It was my friend's nurse, Dan, who asked me if I was a nurse and when I said, no, he said he thought I would be good at it.
So I've been thinking about it for awhile and started doing some investigating. But to be honest with you...I'm so overwhelmed.
I'm 35 with a mortgage and can't afford to just quit my full-time job and go without health insurance for 3-4 years while I go to school full-time. But it seems that even part-time BSN programs aren't worker friendly and the accelerated programs all suggest that people don't work (which is definitely not an option).
Is it possible to become a nurse while working? Should I take care of my prereqs first and then transfer to a nursing school
? Should I consider LPN first and then go for an RN?
Any help and advice would be GREATLY appreciated!!!