career advice

by riverroses riverroses (New) New

I am new to this site so hope I'm posting this in the right area. I am considering going back to school to become a registered nurse. I had my transcript sent to my community college and am waiting to find out what credits I still need to get on the wait list. I have a bachelor's degree in technical management with a focus in accounting. I received a 4.0 in college. The problem is I graduated almost seven years ago and have been a stay at home mom since. I've been trying to get a job for the past year with no luck. My accounting professor has advised me to go get any minimum wage job I can which wouldn't be helpful to my family. I always wished I chose nursing originally. It seems that my degree is worthless now because so many laws and rules have changed in accounting. So I'm very interested in the RN program. I know it's going to be extremely difficult but it will be worth it if I actually find employment in the end. My main question is since I have such a gap in employment am I going to have the same issue finding a job if I do choose this program? I worry about wasting so much time and energy and still having a hard time getting a job in the end. Also would it be helpful to become a cna or even an lpn first for the experience? Do I need medical experience before becoming an RN? Any advice would be much appreciated!