Advice for Myself for When I Was a Nursing Student - page 2

I've been a nurse for a long time. Long enough to look back, reflect over my career, and consider the choices I made and the paths I followed. If I could go back in the day and talk to myself when I... Read More

  1. by   Rookie123
    I Started taking my pre-req's at age 50. Graduated with my ADN at 54. I wanted to be a nurse since I was 16 and the time was finally right. Don't let anyone tell you that you are too old. It's all in the mindset. Best of luck on this journey!
  2. by   Rookie123
    Quote from aquakenn
    Thank you for your suggestions. I am 52 and I am just starting my nursing education. (AM I too old for a nursing degree?). Your insights will be a great value to me.
    I started my pre-req's at age 50. Graduated with my ADN at 54. I wanted to be a nurse since I was 16 and the time was finally right. Don't let anyone tell you that you are too old. It's all in the mindset.
  3. by   KaolaDad
    Thanks for posting a great article. I'm 47, and recently sold my business to pursue something that I will actually enjoy doing in life. I love getting tips on schooling and eductaiong ( before and as I progress ) as well as hearing stories of people my age who have accomplished the same journey :-)
    I am so excited to become an older, male nurse and welcome the challenges of college and re-education. The biggest fear/challenge I think I am facing may be getting into a RN program.. wish me luck. And thanks again for the shared experiences.
    Paul NJ
  4. by   aquakenn
    THANK YOU. I know that my God is leading me to this I continue to have doubts. Thank you so much!!!
  5. by   Newgradnurse17
    As someone who only graduated 6 months ago and is still learning. Nursing school still feels like a life time ago.

    100% agree with the worrying. Because one way or another everything works out. The same with taking your time. Don't focus on the destination. Failing a paper is not the end of the world. It only makes you stronger and more dedicated.

    The other piece of advise I would have is don't try sort everything out. You dint need to know what speciality you want to be in when you graduated. You interests are going to change, and all the experience you get will be helpful. Don't think you have to choose before you graduate, and think that's where you will be for life.

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