Hi, I am just beginning prereqs for nursing school, but I have an idea for your husband. How about medical transcription? I have been working at home as an MT for about 2 years now. (Gee, that sounds like an infomercial, sorry!). I went back to school with Career Step, an online school, www.careerstep.com
), graduated in less than a year and started working less than a month later. I love it. It is super flexible. You can do it anywhere there is an internet connection. The pay is not super, but I am an IC and have total flexibility, which makes up for it, in my mind--that plus the fact that I had been a stay at home Mom for 16 years so anything I make now is more than before! Just losing the 15 hours of travel time a week for him will save your family money.
Another school that people recommend is M-tec, www.mtecinc.com
I still visit the Career Step forums every day, and they have a number of male students/graduates.
Good luck in whatever you and he decide.