Haha ,@pookapooka, I'm 28 and nursing will be my second career--I have been in sales/marketing management since I graduated college but have never felt that spark with it.
@knicoll71--what was your role in medicine 12 years ago? What pre-reqs do you still need to do? Though a lot of people will "poo poo" the school, you should also look into Carrington College. I know some of the RN programs at Carrington in, say, Las Vegas and Reno have some problems, the Carrington Westside Phoenix program is strong--I met an RN on here who had graduated back in the fall from Carrington's program here in PHX, found a job within 2 weeks of NCLEX passing and was very pleased with the program. Perhaps, though, you are only looking at BSN programs--I'm not sure. I have a B.S. in Psychology and am going to complete the ADN first, then do the BSN online. I know there is also a lot of controversy surrounding that choice but everyone has to do what fits best within their life, schedule, budget, etc.
@natefromea: CONGRATS! I've heard that waiting list business is killer, lol! I, too, am married with a daughter and a full-time job so I know when I found out I made the cut, that's when the stress kicked in, in terms of leaving my job, finances, etc! It will all work out!
So glad to know some others out there who are just starting out! Oh, and @throughCHRISTalone--how was orientation?