I am 50 years old and am in my 2nd quarter of an ADN program after practicing law for 22 years. There are two people who are older than me in my class (as well as one who graduated from highschool with my daughter
). I have not found either my age nor my former profession to be any drawback, either in the admissions process, nor in classes or clinicls.
When I was considering going to nursing school, a nurse friend advised me to consider three things:
1) Do you like working with people?;
2) Are you able to think critically, sometimes under a lotof pressure?; and,
3) Are you willing to be an advocate for your patient?
I've found this to be good advice and have been extremely happy with my decision to pursue nursing. Good luck.