Hi, I am going back and forth and driving myself crazy trying to figure out which level of nursing to go into. I was leaning toward LPN and was gong to start a one year program next January because I want to be in the nursing field. I've always wanted to be a nurse but I have two small children and cannot afford to be out of work for longer than a year I kind of also don't think I want the complete responsibility of an RN. But it was brought to my attention today as I kind of expected that LPNs are being phased out except maybe in a nursing home. I am also considering CNA because it is a very short course and they do seem to hire them in hospitals in my area alot which is diffently where I want to work (a hospital), I very much want to work with children or in a newborn, maternity area. But of coarse I know they don't make much money. Money is differently not the reason I want to go into nursing but it is for sure something I have to think about. Any advice? If anyone works in the Jackson, Mississippi area your advise would especially help since that is where I would look for a job. Like maybe where you work, what you do, if you like it, and how much the pay starts at and if they are usually hiring?