Well, I'm 37 and will be 38 this year. I was applying to the LPN program here in Las Vegas (I know this is the VA forum, bear with me). I'd be done in May 2014. I was going to take my NCLEX-PN in Virginia after relocating with my gf and twins.
I have a CNA license in Virginia. My gf would be working soon as well, not worried about that at all.
Here's the problem. I may not get accepted into LPN school. My options at that point is:
1) Maintain my CNA position at the hospital, take the 5 remaining courses between Summer 2013 & Spring 2014 and apply to a BSN program starting Spring 2015.
2) Take a Pharmacy Tech course over Fall 2013-Spring 2014 while doing the 5 prerequisites I have remaining.
My thing is I make $15/hr as a CNA here in Nevada. I don't think I'll make that in Virginia. I also don't know the job market for Pharmacy Techs there either. Here, money-wise, it's a lateral position in comparison to CNA's. If I don't get into the LPN program I'd much rather do option 1.
I'm trying to make as much money as I can until I get my BSN. Going from a state with no state tax making $15/hr to one that has state tax and making less worries me. We have to move next May regardless. So I'm going to be in Virginia summer 2014. As it stands now, I have a CNA license here and there (I endorsed it from Nevada).
What's my best option for income between Summer 2014 & my BSN? Should I even turn down the LPN program? I only want to be a maximum provider and help take care of our twins. What do I do?