Another glutton for punishment. As if high school teens weren't enough, Mr. Cotter tackles ER.
But---you know I'm just kiddin', doncha?
We've just added 2 staff members who were also teachers, so there IS a way. Teaching does translate well to nursing and if you believe you're gonna love it, you probably will.
Don't be shy, call around to your local hospitals and ask. They'd be happy to show you around because you've already established that you have the ability and the brains to get through college and stick to a real job.
Check into the Nurse Reinvestment Act--you may qualify for tuition reimbursement or other perks through that. Do a search of your state Nursing Association. Do a FAFSA online---you never know....
Wouldn't you be able to use a lot of your credits for the Gen Ed requirements?
Also, go for the ADN program. You could do that and work fulltime. Once you have your ADN, you can get other degrees online.
Good luck and welcome to the Board. This is a great place to get info and de-stress.