I already have a BS (and MS, shhh, lots of $$'s shelled out and now a career change!)
and want to be a nurse. I just completed a CNA course and I KNOW now that this is the right decision.
Now, how to get there!
1) ADN at local community college, then bridge program to BSN. The ADN will take 2 years, can probably continue my part-time job, probably "softer" to my kids who would be 6 & 8 when I start and DH) The bridge should take a year.
2) Accelerated BSN at state university (18 months straight, full time, more of a juggle for my kids and DH, but half the time)
I am 35, will be 38 before I start the clinicals, and primarily a SAHM, I work part-time. We are willing to live on loans if I have to do school full-time. We currently are student loan free, but I have used up most of my federal allotment, would probably have to do private loans.
Kids would be in school full-time when I start. Will begin to take the science pre-reqs a few at a time sooner.
Sorry to ramble!