How much student loan debt are you already on the hook for? Rutgers is a very expensive school is it not! The degree you have taken will only frustrate you when you are a nurse and see how mistreated most nurses are, mandated, short-staffed, many go without a break or a lunch, not to mention the very present danger of back, neck injuries and contagious diseases.
Given your student loan debt, 3.3 GPA and lack of science background I would think twice before getting an RN! You would be better off getting a govt job and these are the only jobs these days that offer good pensions and health insurance etc. Working conditions and benefits for most nurses suck!
How much does your LPN friend make at the clinic? Would you be satisfied and able to live on and pay for your student loans on that much? Also how many student loans would you be stuck with if you go back to school?
You can read about the many people caught in the student loan debt trap at www.studentloanjustice.org
At the very least, shadow a nurse or get a CNA job and find out what its all about before you shell out even more money that will hang on you like an albatross for years! You could very well end up with student loans like a mortgage but without a house to show for it!
Also if you default your loans will double or triple with fees, tax returns taken, wages garnished, your license to practice withheld or taken from you, your cosigners will be in the same boat, even to garnishing social security till they die or the loan is paid off!
Granted I don't know your personal situation, but I would think very carefully before putting yourself on the hook for more student loan debt! It has literally become a "debtors" prison or indentured servant system if your not careful! Ok they don't actually imprison you, not yet at least! But they do enough to destroy people's lives!