Everyone has definitely told me that it's best to pursue the ADN initially. I'd rather do that. But I have a backup plan if I cannot get the scholarships and grants.
LVN starts June 2019 through May 2020. I've completed all prerequisites except the HESI exam. Costs before any awards or grants is $1,300/semester for three semesters (booksoincl.).
A subsequent transition program is also June-May at an approximate cost of $900/semester (with books).
ADN starts August 2019 through December 2020. Each of the 4 semesters averages $1,800/semester. The deal here is there is prerequisite work that needs to be done. A&P 1 and 2 plus Micro. Those I'd prefer done before nursing school. Cost would be about $1,400. I've got time to finish the A&P 1, register for A&P 2 and Micro before schooling starts.
If I have to pay for school myself I have to do the LVN first. I hope there's a market for them here in Houston. My wife works but we are just making it now and we maybe could tough it out over 12 months but not 19.
I don't know what either LVN or ADN definitively make, but if an LVN can get close to the $55k I make now that'd be great.
Is there any options I missed? I can't stay at my current job because of irregular, non-accomodating hours.
Edit: I'm 43, we have 5 year old twin boys.
Please help out with some comments or suggestions