Thanks, I have done both and been Nursing for 5 years. I am just at a point in the education, and I am tight with a buck so I do not want to waste money. You know honestly I guess I am just trying to prove I can do it and get advanced practice. You know I was a truck driver with just a high school eduction for 13 years. Everyone told me I was a "dumb truck driver" my whole life. I went to Nursing school and got a 4.0 no problem, it was easy plus I excelled in every job in Nursing. I now feel confident like I can do more, thats all it is. As a truck driver I worked for a company in 2006 where I made 110,000/year worked 12 hours a night 5 days a week, weekends off, holidays off, 7 weeks paid vacation, 30 years and out with 4,000 per month I would have been 50 and retired, health insurance, and I did not pay 1 copay or any premiums. So of course working as a salaried Hospice Nurse with 100+ weeks getting paid for 40, I wonder at times, why I did this and feel in my experiences with Nursing, the only way to control the employer abuse is to get more education, or go back to trucking, such a waste of an education. But when all is said I went into this not for money but to help people. So I know I have to get more education helping people, making better money, and hopefully working 60 or less hours a week. This is my hope with advanced nursing. I have experienced surgery, medical/ surgical, long term care, Hospice, and best yet private duty homecare nursing. All are very fulfilling but financially and employer abuse of me as a nurse do not hold a candle to trucking where we were treated like Gods next to how I have seen Nurses are treated. Nursing has been a real let down except for the patients which keeps me in it.