Well after considerable research (over 2 years) I finally made a decision about going to Acute Care NP school. I was advised by my career center at my hospital that AC would fit my personality well, the future is bright, and with my
leadership and management skills and MBA in international business I can virtually do anything at the hospital and advance quickly! HR is going to shuffle me into ICU after March 2011, I currently work in an Intermediate Cardiac Floor. This is my second career so I very excited about my future prospects! Additionally, I will be also obtaining the DNP that goes along with the NP in the future. My name is already mentioned in an international business text book and I have a flair for writing and analysis so I think research will be in my future as well!
Good luck to all that are undergoing advanced nursing education at an older age. Age is very irrelevant, as long as you can do the job and have the passion! In many ways, we make better practitioners b/c of our life experiences and ability to relate to our patients. Plus, my patients tell me I don't look a day over late 30's or 40's and they were full alert when they said this to me! lol