Hi all. I'm new to the site, trying to learn my way around. I'm hoping to start nursing school
(again!) in August (LPN). I started an RN program 2 years ago, and quickly became overwhelmed and anxious, my BP went through the roof, and my instructors told me to either get the anxiety under control or drop out--I dropped out. I'm almost 51 years old, and feel that I'm too old to be starting over at this late stage of life. I have a BS in elementary education, but there are no jobs in this area. I've always been in love with the IDEA of being a nurse, but I don't really know if that is reality or fantasy. I'm scared to death that I'm going to fail again. I have NO self confidence, don't know if I can do this or not. I know I have the intellectual ability, I just don't know if I have the emotional fortitude! I so admire nurses, I envy them their abilities and talents and confidence.
Can I do this? Have any of you started at this late age, and were any of you as scared as I am??