I know you don't want to hear it, but that's what I did. I jumped right in. I moved to a city I knew nothing about last fall and enrolled in the technical college there. I did that based on the fact that my friend went to school there and has been an RN for five years now. Great school come to find out later, I'm happy with it so far, half way through my second semester of generals.
Another friend I have became a Medical Assistant and is not happy at all. She can not find a job, she is not a CMA, and owes about $18,000. I would also recomment becoming a CNA. I'm trying to get a test date for the state test right now!