Helloa little background on myself, I have a bachelor of arts in journalism i have been out of college for 10 years i ham 32. I never really worked in my bachelor field due to not finding a job etc etc. I did end up becoming an optical assistant in eye care and have transitioned into optometric technician for an eye dr. Total eye care experience of 8 going on 9 years. I make 14.50 an hour. I want to become a nurse, actually I want to work in a surgical eye care practice as a nurse ultimately assisting in patient post and pre op care. Trouble I am finding is that ophthalmology practices want certified ophthalmology techs and i am a certified optometry tech. I cant find an Opth practice to hire me bc my optometry credentials are "just not enough"(there are no opth classes in NY for techs...not sure why...??) I am considering a nursing career to help me advance in eye care. I live in upstate NY and RN classes are very competitive and i've tried applying being told I lack some chemistry classes to even be considered and "try again in 2018" after taking some pre reqs. I can take LPN classes at Boces and be done in less than a year. I am also not opposed to working in other areas in nursing as an LPN too...anyone have any experience or advice for me??