Hi, I'm a forester in his late 40s (master's deg.) and want to be an er/trauma nurse. I know this sounds crazy to some and I know the grass isn't greener but rather a differerent species on the other side.....but:
I have some questions that I hope can get answered.
1) At my age, would you suggest to hurry, forget the BSN (would do MSN if had bucks!) and go for the RN and get the certifications (CEN, etc.) thru continuing ed. and hands-on experience asap VS. enrolling in an accelerated BSN program and starting from there?
2) Anyone have experience in having third party loan repayed thru service obligations, ie., The Feds (Indian Health Service, etc) or State programs, or thru places like Kaiser.
Hence: go to school, pay your dues in a difficult/in need area.
Any help appreciated and this is a wonderful bulletin board. Thanks - mw
PS. If you wish, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org