I would stay away from debt nowadays. RN make good salaries. There are some RN specialties out there who make six figures. If you would like to pursue the more education route I would go to a school where you could work and study. That leaves out CRNA school because they don't reimburse you for the labor that you provide for 2 years. Actual learning part of it is maybe 30% the rest is free labor. If you are looking to earn more money I would look into administration, becoming a medical representative, etc. Surgical equipment representatives in OR make as much as CRNA, if not more, and have no debt and did not waste their time in school.