I graduated with a BSBA in Econ/Finance in 2008. I have been working in financial services since I graduated but I am very unfulfilled. I have always thought about being a nurse and even became a CNA through a program in highschool, but for some reason I didn't choose this path in college. Well, now I am regretting that. I want to be able to make a POSITIVE difference in peoples' lives. I just don't know how to make this happen.
I have done a lot of research and this is what I think the plan involves....
1. Quit my job and move to Middle TN for more opportunities.
2. Take pre-reqs for nursing program.
3. Enroll and hopefully get accepted into an accelerated BSN program.
4. Eventually pursue MSN.
The issues I am having are where do I take pre-reqs? I need about 5 courses to enroll in any nursing program I have researched. I have looked into community colleges all over Middle Tn but not sure how the process works. Can I take any online or will they all have to be taken on campus. (The courses I need are Microbiology, Anatomy and Physiology I and II, and a couple of Psyc courses.) Then after I get pre-reqs out of the way which college should I go for? I have looked at Vandy, Belmont, and Cumberland University.
I live a very comfortable middle class life for a 24 year old. I make a very good salary for my location and level of experience. I am just not happy with the job I do and it is definitely not what I thought it would be. Like many others on here this is a huge life change for me. I do not now and will not have any financial assistance from family so I will be living on borrowed money. Which leads me to another question. Is there any way to have a job while doing the accelerated programs?
I need any advice on schools for pre-reqs or BSN programs or just any info that could be provided on the transition would be greatly appreciated.