I'm 48 and seriously considering moving into nursing. I've done quite a lot of research on the various programs and an considering the RN-BSN program offered here in AZ through Maricopa College and ASU and a few other schools.
The whole program would be some 3 years (including getting pre -reqs to gain eligibility).
My question is as a older new nurse grad am I likely to run into even more trouble getting that first job? It sounds like from reading that its tough enough for a 25 year old to get that crucial 1st year under their belt. Job ads I've been looking at all say the same 1-2 years min required.
Any older nurses out there? Perfectly physically fit but wonder if I'll be seen as a bad investment relative to an equally qualified younger nurse. No previous health care background. I ran a company in a completely different field.