...second career nurses?
I am working on my pre-reqs to get into nursing school
next fall, and if everything works out, I would graduate in Spring '09, at the age of 40. I was wondering how nurses generally feel about this. How will my co-workers take to me, a 40 yr old man, starting over in a field they may have been working in since their mid 20s? I've heard good and bad from a few friends who work in hospitals and was hoping you all might let me know what you think, how you would react, or any good stories you can share about working with older grads just starting out in nursing.
At 37, I know much more about myself than I did at 27, and know I have a great deal of compassion, I'm customer service oriented, and I work well under pressure. I think these will be assets in nursing.