yes, yes, i know, it's not as a lucrative thing to pursue as nursing -BUT- i'm spending 2 years to get my associates in the arts and using my 'electives' to take science classes (... chemistry.... yay.) so that when i'm done with THAT, i will be able to apply everything else towards my nursing degree.
pardon the phrase, but i'm not a spring chicken any more. i want to pursue my PASSION, learn and experience what has driven me my entire life, and THEN be able to focus on my future future, i.e. what i'll be doing until i'm 80.