Hello everyone, I'm finding myself at a midlife crossroads. I currently work FT but considering Nursing as as a career change.- I'm in my early 40s and I'm in debt approx. $30K, student loans mostly.- I need to finish my BA (I have about 14-16 credits remaining to graduate).Clearly, the first order of business is to go back and finish my BA. Then it would be tackling the prerequisites. I would complete those during in the evenings/weekends next year. My main concern is that with an Accelerated Nursing Program I don't think realistically I could balance working FT and my course load and most of the Accelerated programs are during the day anyway. However, I don't want to limit my future opportunities. In researching (I might be wrong) I discovered that most countries outside of the U.S. do not recognize Accelerated programs, they prefer traditional 4 year programs. I do realize that in the States an accelerated degree is graduating with BSN.So it seems if I go that route (after I complete my 1st BA) I'm still school regardless a minimum of 2 1/2 - 3 years. As much as I prefer not to work, I really do want to take out additional loans. So I have to find way to work FT and attend PT ideally. BMCC has an evening/PT program but that's for an Associate Degree, I want a Baccalaureate Degree. Does my plan sound realistic? To work FT, attend PT and be done in the time frame above. Should I be considering another route ie LPN > RN? The only reason I want to skip the LPN step is because I figure why not just try to knock out the BA if ultimately I'm going to have to go back to school anyway. But maybe there is something I'm not taking into consideration. I am taking the next few months to get more familiar with what is expected of me academically, by meeting with the advising departments of the schools I'm interested in LIU, SUNY Downstate, NYC Tech.I'm trying to realistic in what I have to be prepared to do, in order to make some serious lifestyle changes in the coming year to make this a reality.Any advice is welcome.