Quote from Hippie79
Hi everyone I was looking for some opinions from people that are currently in the different fields of nursing (more so in the CNA and higher) and was wondering if it is a career that would be benficial for me to go into concidering since I am 39 year old male. I understand that there is schooling that I would have to go through before I could pursue this feild. What I would like to know is it to late for me to pursue & if not how many certifications should I get before I go looking into this field. I live in sebastian county area of AR.
I started nursing school at 39. I am 40 now and will finish when I am 41. There are several people in my BSN program in their late 40's and early 50's. It is certainly not too late to start. My paternal grand parents both died at 96 and my maternal grand parents are still alive. So I have not yet lived half of my life. Plenty of time left for my career and fun of course.
I say go for it. Especially if you are just talking about a CNA certification. I did that in CA in a month to help me get into nursing school. It was 8 hours a day for 4 weeks and the last day the Red Cross came in to test us and we knew that day if we passed. You could become a CNA and then work in that field while pursuing nursing.