41 years old, been a nurse for over 20 years. Worked as a CNA while in LVN school then got ADN. Have worked in many areas of nursing: nursing homes, med-surg, ICU, ER, and OR. I've been approached numerous times to apply for educator position and managerial positions, but couldn't due it due to lack of degrees. I couldn't go back to school because my family comes first. Now is better time but $$ and time still a concern. I am sending my 21 year old daughter to nursing school and still have 2 grade school children at home. Fortunately, for me the hospital I work really wants me to become a manager because I am very nurse and they feel that I would be great leader. They just need me to get a masters degree in any field. I have researched it here in CA they have certain schools that allow an experienced nurse to skip BSN(due to work exp.) and obtain your masters. However, it is very costly and hard. I would appreciate any ideas for any health care related degree that is easier than others and less time consuming. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, please avoid negative comments it's not nice nor is it necessary. Thanks again!!!!