Hi everyone! I apologize if this post is one that has been seen before, but I was hoping I could gain a little insight or feedback. I am looking to change careers from special education to nursing. I have been a special education teacher for 11 years. Initially, I wanted to become an Occupational Therapist a few years ago, so I began taking all of my prereqs, which seem to parallel nursing pre-reqs. I chose not to follow through with OT for the primary reason being that I could not afford to go to school full time and ultimately leave my job completely since I supported myself. Things have changed since then, and I have done a bit more research on going back to school and I do feel that nursing would be a better fit for me. I am actually very excited for this change, but I am just unsure which would be the best route for me. I already have my BS, so my question is:
----Which type of program would be better for me? I know some community colleges offer programs, or should I start with a BSN? Or an accelerated BSN? ----
Are there any other former educators who went into nursing? I am nervous being in my mid-thirties and basically starting over, but I am ready for this shift in my career.
Thank you for your time in reading this!