I think becoming a nurses assistant is a good thing. After you get certified and get a few months training, you can work for an agency. (go to different nursing homes, you don't work for any of them specifically, since you work for a staffing agency) You can make about $15 an hour or so. My best friend has been a CNA for 10 years now. She makes $16 an hour and she works in a nursing home, not for an agency. My dh's friend is a CNA and he works for an agency. He is making $1200 a week! Or if you wanted to work in just one place, many places will pay for you to go to college to become an LPN or an RN. Its back breaking work, but very rewarding mentally. I used to work as a CNA while I was in nursing school. Its great, since nursing is a 24 hour a day job. You can work around your dh's schedule. You get paid more to do evenings or over nights. Good luck in whatever you decide!