If you do want to be a nurse do not worry you will find work (even if you take time). I am in a different but similar boat (I had a c-section and still not fully recovered and have developed reactive arthritis (I am an older Mama) and allergy enduced asthma *hyper immuno response* & had a high risk pregnancy-- so yes, battling COVID-19 now would not be pretty right now -- plus my 4 month old would miss me! So I too am asking what do I do? My maternity leave is out of pocket and so this can not go on forever! I have been praying that better treatment will get here before I have to return to work. If I were you I would get my BSN or appy to a straight through masters MSN, FNP, DNP -- why not. I know people think it's crazy to get an advanced degree without first being an RN I TOTALLY disagree. (Doctors do it all the time -- that is their training, they don't stop to be mini-docs, OK, well they do intern, but you will do clinicals. You can also take practical classes PALS, ACLS, and if you are at all interested in psych take de-escalation courses for psych (I am a psych nurse). There is no reason for you to think employers will frown upon you taking time to get more credentials and work in another area. But also know that this new reality does include being careful of super-infections, so you may need to do some soul searching to see if nursing is really a field for you -- because it is about taking care of people. The advanced degrees will help you get into different areas (Nurse educator, Administrator, or private practice). I hope that helps -- and take care --what you are going through is completely understandable -- and you have many many options -- don't create a corner you are not painted into any corner -- empower yourself, remember this is your life -- You Decide! Not others! Best of luck!!