Hello everyone. I am new to posting here but I have read several threads and everyone seems so helpful....so, I thought I would ask for some advice. I have decided to go back to school to become a nurse and will be starting my prerequisites (sp?) next semester. In the meantime, I currently work in the online brokerage world and I am a registered representative. Thing is, I absolutely hate my job. I was wondering, is there anything that I can do that may give me some kind of push or advantage in the nursing world before I actually get my degree? I know that it won't be the same but, do you recommend any kind of experience before nursing? I think I may be stuck because, until I actually start nursing, I need to find something that pays as well as I am currently being paid (over $17/hr.) any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!