My advice would be to first complete a CNA program and see if you like working in health care. While you work as a CNA take your pre-requisites for nursing school, preferrably for an accelerated BSN program. There are accelerated BSN programs out there that require just one year to complete (after you have all your pre-reqs). Nursing school is NOT easy, especially when you do a fast-track program. You must apply in advance to make sure you will get accepted once you finish your pre-reqs and do not have to wait too long. If you need a list of state-approved CNA programs in your area check out http://www.cnatips.com/classes/nurse-aide-ga.php and select the county you are interested in from the map available there. Some of these programs may be free if taken at a nursing home. It's very important that you become a CNA first do see if you truly want to be an RN later on. While the two jobs are NOT the same, you will get to experience working in a health care environment, and helping patients with ADLs (bathing, feeding, turning, etc.) which is part of nursing as well. Before you spend lots of money in nursing school make sure you really want to make a carreer out of it! Best of luck to you!