My girlfriend had her BA from a SUNY New York school. She decided to switch careers and get into nursing. She went to a community college in Palm Beach County. The community schools in Broward/Palm Beach County (not sure where you want to go) are great for your ADN!
Although she had a BA already, she still had to complete pre-reqs for nursing. This took her a good year to do. Then it took her another year to complete the nursing courses.
Yes, it is true (once you show proof that you are in school for nursing) you will be eligle for a nursing scholarship
in selected hospitals. Most hospitals will pay 100% tuition. In return, you are required to give them 1-2 years of working for that hospital. In addition, you can also choose to work for a hospital once you have 6 months of school under your belt and your tuition will be paid for.
I have an associates degree. It will take me approximately 3 years to become an RN. I was supposed to start this August, but didn't make it. I will start pre-reqs in January.
Now, this advise is give only from South Florida (Broward/Palm Beach Counties). I would hate to assume this is true with all counties, check it out. Search florida hospitals for their "scholarship programs", call HR.. It's a great time to become an RN with the nursing shortgage here!