Hi everyone, I am new to this board, and I have been reading a lot of your posts. I am 43 and I will be finishing my pre-reqs. for nursing school this year and I hope to get accepted for a two year program for next fall. I already have a BS in geology that I have never been able to find work in. I have been working in the casino industry and I can tell you that I can't believe that there could be another industry where you feel so degraded and treated like a child. Also, I don't want to be in my fifties and working in a casino. I really do enjoy helping people and I feel that nursing would be a great way to do that, and as a nurse I believe that I wouldn't be fired when I got older because of my age. I also have a MBA that I hope to use in my nursing career.