-Career opportunities are endless. You can be a neonatal nurse, pediatric nurse, trauma nurse, oncology nurse, case manager, labor and delivery nurse....seriously the list can go on forever. When you get your nursing degree you can start out anywhere not just in a med. surg or nsg home. I had a lot of friend after graduation get jobs in OB and Peds.
-Pay is pretty nice along with the hours. I only work 3 days out of a 7 day week and this is considered full time. I see that you have kids and that means you can spend more time with them.
-Job demand if high. When you graduate it is usually very easy to find a job compared to someone who got a bachelors degree in english or history.
-You will always have a job...you don't have to really worry about being laid off.
-Health benefits are usually nice.
-When you tell people you are a nurse it sounds professional.
-It can be very stressful and physically demanding on your body at times.
-It has the same bureaucratic stuff most jobs have. Ex: Silly rules and regulations that prevent you from being able to spend time with your patient. I feel like some days I am mostly charting all day.
-Your short-staffed a lot which leads to more of a work load on you and you can get burnt out sometimes.
-You deal with rude patients/co-workers sometimes (but that is with any job).
If you would like to know more on nursing jobs available out there or nursing schools in your area here are some great sources to help you with that search. Also this site has great tips and frequently asked questions about nursing school.
RN Jobs: http://www.registerednursern.com/nursing-jobs-rn-jobs-registered-nurse-job-openings/
Nursing Schools: http://www.registerednursern.com/nursing-schools-colleges-list-by-state-registered-nurse-rn/