Curious. How many "older" students - page 17

It seems that alot of people are doing nursing for a second career. Just curious. How old is everyone? Who has kids? Is it a mixed group in the professional part of the nursing program (I am... Read More

  1. by   Justhere
    I'm 34, have 3 kids, My son 11, My daughter 6, and my husband 34(LOL). Finishing school May 12.
  2. by   dalewiggy
    I am 58 and just completed the first of a two year program at Weber State In Ogden Utah. I will be 59 when I graduate next May. I will be working as an LPN this summer plus working on my ALCS. I will be the second oldest to graduate from the program. I find it much easier being older except for the physcosocial portion. They do beat you up though. I had total hip replacement surgery over spring break in March. I was doing clinicals two weeks later. My goal is to be an ER nurse by December of 2007. Good luck to all you youngsters.
  3. by   krisssy
    Quote from dalewiggy
    I am 58 and just completed the first of a two year program at Weber State In Ogden Utah. I will be 59 when I graduate next May. I will be working as an LPN this summer plus working on my ALCS. I will be the second oldest to graduate from the program. I find it much easier being older except for the physcosocial portion. They do beat you up though. I had total hip replacement surgery over spring break in March. I was doing clinicals two weeks later. My goal is to be an ER nurse by December of 2007. Good luck to all you youngsters.
    I am 59 just finished first semester of graduate school going for MHPNP after not doing nursing since 1972 except for a refresher course. l I love the school, and I love nursing. I am doing very well-had to learn APA format-oy-I also had to endure two abdominal surgeries during this. Everything is working out, and I am happy. It was so funny taking my laptop to the hospitalo as a patient-so i could do my course!

    Krisssy
  4. by   uscalumni
    I am 37 yrs old and a part time nursing student. I just finished my first 2 nursing courses, pathophysiology and assesment. Did pretty good in both of them.

    USCALUMNI
  5. by   ORNURSETOBE
    I am 36, started school when I was 32. Just took part time pre reqs just to get my feet wet. Married with 2 children. I took off a year in 2003 -2004 to have a baby, and got back in the game the summer of 2004. Just finished second semester of nursing (med-surg). I wanted to go in the OR until I had my rotation. Now I don't know if I like being confined to the OR, it does not seem busy enough for me after being on the med-surg wing for the last 4 months. Hopefully I can graduate in May of 2007 and then go back and get my BSN. I like womens health, med- surg, and the or. Thats where I am leaning right now.
  6. by   Havin' A Party!
    Dale and Krissy -- Thanks for posting! You folks are great inspirations for everybody!

    Please don't stop!
  7. by   jazzyrn2b
    I am 32. I came back to college in 2002 when I was 29 (had been out of school for about ten years). I am now a senior at North Carolina Central University and I will graduate in May 2007. I want to work in an intensive care unit at a hospital in Baltimore, MD or Charlotte, NC.
  8. by   Nony
    I am going to be 30 on the 16th of July. I am single with no kids and I was offered a place in the Victoria college LPN program. I have a first degree in English language and literature. I decided to be nurse after I observed the nurses working with my mom when she was ill in the hospital. I am very happy and hopeful about this journey through nursing school.:angel2:I hope to eventually become a nurse practitioner.
    Last edit by Nony on May 21, '06
  9. by   Country PICU


    Hi I am 36, with 3 kids. I live in Jersey and go to school at Widener in Pa. BSN all the way and then on to ICU. In the end I want to be a CRNA. With any luck I will be back in school around 2010 - 2012 for CRNA.
  10. by   determined2doit
    Hey Curious,

    I'm 41 this is my second career and I'm wondering if I made the right move. Strike that, I wonder if I'm in the right school. I'm in an accelerated course, but thinking of just going to get my ASD in Nursing. Anyone hear anything about Our Lady of Lourdes in Camden NJ? Let me know. Thanks.


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