Hey, if you want to stay in nursing there are PLENTY of scholarships
and grants available so that you would probably not be required to deplete your funds...ESPECIALLY if you fast-track the RN-MSN (there are a number of those programs available). Have you considered teaching part time? That and/or FNP would be what I would choose to do if I could stand the field any more. But I just can't. I'm with you about keeping up the pace...I'm 32 and I just don't see myself surviving to my 50s if I keep trying to do this. And if I do, my health will be absolutely shot.
There are also some opportunities in legal nurse consulting, which as I understand it, can be done from home much of the time. I think a lot of your success in that would be in how well you can market yourself and make yourself indispensable to the attorneys.
I've considered a BBA (although ANY bachelor's degree with my background as a nurse would suffice) and then going into pharmaceutical sales - pays very,very nicely - but I don't know what the future of that will be with the current debate in Wash, DC regarding Rx prices - that type of position may fall by the wayside if they start fixing Rx prices. I would be a good drug rep, though. Your nursing background would also be valuable in medical equipment sales.
Good luck to you. I completely understand. I have one more year, MAX, God willing, in this hell we call the hospital and then I am out of there myself.