Regarding your questions-
I just had a physical and found out I'm in great health so that's good. I'm in great financial shape- no debt, healthy savings account, etc. I have been a housewife for the past 9 years. Before that, I worked as a secretary.
I am applying to ADN and BSN programs. The ADN programs around here are ~$7,000 and the BSN are....a lot more. All of my local community college programs have a partnership with a local college enabling us to earn a BSN after in ~1 year. Those programs, from what I've seen are ~30-40K.
I want to change direction because healthcare always sounded really interesting to me and I really miss working. I know this will make some of you lol. I would like to get my CNA after my prereqs (maybe earlier, still undecided about this one) in case I don't get into nursing school the first time.