Make A Career Change To Nursing
It's completely understandable to question whether your career is something you want to do for the rest of your life or continue to be in demand, so you may want to start researching what else you might be interested in doing. If you're thinking about making a career change, you might want to consider a profession in the healthcare industry. Healthcare is one of the fastest growing professions in the world and nurses are especially in demand.
You might be thinking to yourself that there's no way you could become a nurse, after all your bachelor's degree is in English or you only graduated from high school. However, there is a variety of programs for people just like you that will allow you to pursue an exciting and rewarding career as a nurse.
If you have a high school diploma, but did not attend college, you can either get training to become a CNA (Certified Nurse Assistant) or an LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse). To become a CNA, you must take a fairly short training course that is typically taught at a local Red Cross, hospital or community college. Each program is different, but will typically be between four and six weeks long. LPN education, on the other hand, usually takes about a year at a community college, technical vocational school or hospital.
However, if you have a bachelor's degree, you can apply to an accelerated Bachelor's of Science in Nursing program. These are offered all over the country and allow you to become an RN (Registered Nurse) in about a year or two. Consider attending an informational session for an accelerated program near you to find out what prerequisite courses you might need.