[QUOTE=dansamy]I'm going into nursing because I always wanted to go into medicine. Right after high school, I was all prepared to attend a small private college as a pre-med student. Then, life got in the way, and I put off college. Then, I fell in love (stupid) & got married (stupid on top of stupid!). Well then I had to have babies (not stupid - they light up my life!). I'm just now getting back around to my education. It's too late in life & I'm too old to be even remotely considering med school. (I don't think I have the energy to keep up with the 22 year old classmates.) QUOTE]
hmm there are a *lot* of "older" pre-med and medical students. I am 30 now and will be starting medical school in 2 years, most of my pre-med classmates are in their 30's and 40's and a few 50 year olds. Medical schools like to see life experience
There are a lot of medical schools that seek out non-traditional and "older" students just because we have more to offer and more maturity.
Nursing is not medicine, if you want to study and do *medicine* don't become a nurse. It took me 2 years to figure that out. And if you still think medical school is a no, what about Physician Assistant school?
And I do all that with what you call "life complications", taking a full load of pre-med classes making straight A's, 2 very young children at home and a husband
Just my thoughts....