My thanks to you all for the great insights. I'm 48 and am thinking about nursing after struggling for the last 10 years to make a living as an attorney. Unfortuantely, a couple of things are holding me back. First - money! I'm currently unemployed (again) and am the main wage earner in the family. Second big problem is that husband feels that I should keep concentrating on finding a better attorney job. (He blames me for not having a stellar legal career making lots of money so I cannot expect any support from him.) Anyway, I'm glad to find that others have had some similar experiences. Glad also to learn of taana.org.