Hello all,I am very new to this site (just heard about it today) and i've been reading the many posts on and found them very helpful. I do, however, have a few questions of my own that I hope I can get some input on. A little background:I have a Bachelor's degree from GMU in Political Science and Pre-Law (graduated in 2003) and I'm switching careers - I want to be a nurse!! I am currently pregnant with my second boy and I'm hoping to start my pre-reqs this coming fall at NOVA (hopefully) and take my time before applying to nursing schools.here are my questions:1- Is the NOVA program comparable to GMU? I mean which is better? Should I apply to NOVA or should I just go for the accelerated program at Mason? (second degree accelerated program) 2- Is NOVA significantly cheaper than Mason? I live in Ashburn VA so it's a good hour without traffic to get to the NOVA medical center... so that's another thing to consider.3- Is it difficult to get into nursing school in general? I was not a top student during undergrad so are my chances slim to get into nursing school? is it realistic? 4- I am interested in becoming a CNA - how and where can I get certified? Thank you in advance for your support and I apologize if my questions are redundant!