Hi everyone. I'm a Paralegal with a BA who's considering going back to school to become a Nurse (Neonatal or Pediatrics). I'm interested in working 3 night shifts/week and spend more time with my 2 kids during the week. I'm currently taking prerequisites at the local community college (Chem, bio, anatomy & physiology).
My questions are:
1- How realistic is it to be employed "Full time" while working 3 night shifts/wk?
2- Should I get my BSN or my RN - in other words, will my BA count for anything?
3- Should I get the RN, start working and then get my BSN? I'm wondering if any of my BA credits will transfer at this point like they will now - with no RN.
4- As I'm a contributing member of the family, can I go on "loans" to cover living expenses for a RN program or just for the BSN program?
5- Are there any part-time RN programs for working professionals in Southern CA???