Now or future - page 2

Right now I have no thoughts of going further into nursing. I wonder though are there now or maybe in the futhur different levels of training for CNA's. If there are other training how would I get... Read More

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    I know it has been asked many times, but do you think 47-48 is too old to consider RN school? (Since I am so education-oriented, the question seems almost foreign!) I guess what I am really wondering is this: do you think younger students are considered more before those of us in their 40's? Anyone and everyone? Thanks!
    The answer to your question is "NO!" They need you. They want mature people. I was just reading statistics on the ages of people in nursing not too long ago and the age group of the 40's have it. They're the largest group of licensed nurses in practice today. My mother went to LVN school when she was 50 years old! There was never a question about her age. In fact, there were a number of women her own age in her class. She went on to work and didn't retire until she was 68. She worked in CCU. Truth be told, the younger nurses don't have the stability and maturity that the older nurses do. I'm just saying there are pros and cons to nurses of various ages. Nursing requires some degree of common sense and practicality that comes with age and experience. Get thee to a nursing program if that is what you desire. You are not too old. I have NEVER heard of any nursing school turning down an applicant because of their age.
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    The answer to your question is "NO!" They need you. They want mature people. I was just reading statistics on the ages of people in nursing not too long ago and the age group of the 40's have it. They're the largest group of licensed nurses in practice today. My mother went to LVN school when she was 50 years old! There was never a question about her age. In fact, there were a number of women her own age in her class. She went on to work and didn't retire until she was 68. She worked in CCU. Truth be told, the younger nurses don't have the stability and maturity that the older nurses do. I'm just saying there are pros and cons to nurses of various ages. Nursing requires some degree of common sense and practicality that comes with age and experience. Get thee to a nursing program if that is what you desire. You are not too old. I have NEVER heard of any nursing school turning down an applicant because of their age.
    I really value your thoughts (and) I appreciate your sharing! You sound like you have a great deal of experience! The encouragement is appreciated! Thank you! Suzi


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