Prospective Nursing Student with Career Questions

  1. I’m considering taking a buyout package to go back to school to be a nurse.
    I have some questions and hoping that I can get some feedback.

    1. Salary. I make about 58k a year now with no possibility of overtime.
    In Michigan, how much can I realistically expect to make as an LPN, & RN?
    What is the average starting salary?

    2. Overtime. Can I expect have overtime hours/ pay available if I want/need to make extra money?

    3. Schooling. How much of an impact will the school that I get my degree have on my employability?

    Basically, I’m trying to decide if I will really be making any sort of financial gains by switching to a nursing career. If I will be able to make more $$ then I am willing to put in all the hard work for the education. I'm afraid that after all of the hard work and sacrifice that I will end up making the same amount of money or less than I currently make and I don’t want to make a lateral move.

    Any insight that you can be provide would be very helpful.

    Thank you.
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