Thank you for reading my first thread. My question is about how to get started thinking about nursing school in Chicago. I am a 29 year old married guy and have a bachelors degree in business. Since leaving college I've been working at the same job for 5 years as an office manager. I live in the UIC/ Pilsen area, close to public transportation and the highways. So, I feel like any school in the city would be an alright commute. Nursing appeals to me because I would like to work with a lot of different people in a meaningful, fulfilling job. I'm a hard worker and the idea of a job that's both mental and physical appeals to me greatly. Where do I start? I think that eventually I would like to become an RN but don't think I could get into a competitive program based on my college grades (overall 2.95). Would it be wise to first become an LPN and then go to school part time to become an RN? But how do I get an LPN? As far as a CNA degree, I'm not very keen on that because I feel like I would make less (significantly enough) than I do now. Which, however, I would also perhaps make less as an LPN but it probably wouldn't be much of a difference. I have very little debt from college and could borrow more for school. My job now is flexible enough that I could work different hours or go down to part time. Hope this wasn't too long. Any help including directions to resources or other websites would be much appreciated. Should I go to talk to a school adviser? Workshops? Thank you for your time.