Hello, I am a little confused on how to start off my nursing career. I currently possess an Associate's Degree in Automotive Technology with a 3.5 average from my local college here which I aquired in June of 2006. I am actually desiring to change careers and out of the few options I had (police officer, fire fighter, nursing) I finally decided that nursing would best suit me.How do I start? My local college (the one I graduated from) that is less than 10 minutes away does not have an RN program. They only offer the LPN program. I have been doing some research on online courses to become an RN but those require you to already be an LPN.I was thinking about signing up for this LPN class and during the wait period I could finish my core prerequisite classes and then after I obtain my LPN degree then take an online course from LPN-RN so I could spend more time at home. Does this sound like a good idea? The only option I have for taking a course straight to RN Associate's Degree would be to go to a more distant school, about a 40 minute drive... meaning much less time at home and I don't know if I could fit that into my schedule because my work hours are not flexible, I could only attend school at night (which my local college does offer).Thank you soooo much for your reply, I really look forward into becoming part of the nursing community soon!