It's not so much getting back into study that is worrying me, as I've been studying off and on for a while now. Mostly it's the affordability of doing the degree without having the extra pressure of "needing" to work while studying and doing placements at the same time. I think study, placements, family and dealing with hubby's job is about as much stress as I can handle without adding in having to work to pay for it all as well.
I'm really disappointed that I can't get funding for a diploma as the full fee cost is just too much for me at the moment. A friend of mine is applying to Tafe SA for their nursing diploma and she wants me to apply too, in case I don't get into the uni course - it's run externally as well and may be more affordable than here in Vic, but they can't guarantee placements in your own state. So not sure if I should try for that as well.