Curious. How many "older" students - page 4

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   klone
    Quote from opalm
    How do you complete an RN program in 2 semesters? Even with all the pre-reqs out of the way how would you have enough clinical time?

    Just curious

    I don't think she's completing her nursing program in two semesters. She said she was getting her Associate's in something unrelated to nursing next spring.
  2. by   opalmRN
    Quote from klone
    I don't think she's completing her nursing program in two semesters. She said she was getting her Associate's in something unrelated to nursing next spring.

    Ahhh, that would make sense.
    Thanks
  3. by   kathc
    Count me in....I'm 41, I have 5 kids (ranging from 19 to 5) and live in Avon, NY. I start LPN school tomorrow, but will also start doing some self study pre-reqs through Excelsior College in anticipation of enrolling in their nursing school next year to get my RN. I finish LPN school in December this year.
    Decided to go into nursing after I got laid off this year from Kodak. I have always wanted to go into nursing and planned to do so if I ever did get laid off.
  4. by   AmyLiz
    I'm 33...turning 34 the end of May. I have a 14 y/o daughter who will be entering high school this fall & a 15 y/o stepson. I've got a Bachelor Degree in Psychology, which got me nowhere, so I've done clerical/administrative type work for the past 10 years. Just started taking pre-req's last Spring to work toward my ADN. Planning on going thru an RN-BSN completion program after I graduate & get a job. Still on the waiting list for my cc...hopefully will be starting the nursing program this fall or next January.
  5. by   Carolanne
    Quote from manna
    I'm 27 (today!), mom of two boys (5 and 2), work full-time, go to school 3/4-time at night/online, and am hoping to get accepted to a BSN program (junior year begins July 2004)... still waiting on a letter.

    Happy Birthday!! :hatparty:
  6. by   rnmi2004
    I'm 28, married with 3 kids & a step-daughter. I worked in 3 unfulfilling office jobs from the time I was 16 until my youngest was born when I was 23. I knew I didn't want to go back to office work, & one day I realized that I wanted to be a nurse. I was enrolled at the local CC within 2 weeks and I started on my prerequisites a month after that. 3 years later, I'm in my 3rd semester of nursing classes and although it is very challenging, I love it & haven't regretted my decision.
  7. by   CappucinoMama
    i haven't had any apparent issues w/respect with other nurses. i can't say that i know what they're thinking about me, but it doesn't exactly keep me awake at night, ya know? i do my best to work hard, know my stuff, and be a team player. anyone who has issues with that ... well, i think they have issues themselves, not with me.


    i haven't had any negative feedback either other than that from my dogs ex vet...lolol
    i was like..my dogs get a checkup and i did too! haha
    no.. and i agree, nothing to lose sleep over..that's for sure..just so surprising when it's been said point blank to ya tho...lol
    but..i am a happy camper..i just took an anatomy ii test this past monday that i was sweating the grade on...i am so happy.. made a 90 on a 4 chapter exam...so it's happy day today!!
    ..and uhh..no curve...lol..
    also..happy birthday manna!
    thanks mlos and lizz for the uplifting feedback.
  8. by   apexsw20trd
    28 years old. no kids not married. have a loving and supportive girlfriend who will be going into nursing school just like i am and we will do this together.

    i also work full time as an assistant controller.

    i dont like my job, all i do is crunch numbers and create reports.
  9. by   studentdeb
    Quote from opalm
    How do you complete an RN program in 2 semesters? Even with all the pre-reqs out of the way how would you have enough clinical time?

    Just curious

    Opalm - Sorry if I confused you. It will take 5 semesters to complete the RN program so I will finish May 2006.

    I have been taking classes for what seems like forever, so I have enough classes to obtain my Associate of Arts Degree which is the first two years of a 4 year degree. I wanted to have my two year degree just in case down the road, you just never know. Also, it looks better on a resume that putting "some college".
  10. by   Mom2kids
    Hi, I'm 31, married, with 2 kids (4 1/2 and 3) and taking my pre-req's right now. Got 5 more to go, so I'd be looking at entering the ADN program in the next 18 months - 2 years depending on how I schedule my classes.
  11. by   jawbreaker3000
    Quote from ayndim
    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 still doing pre-reqs)? Where are you living and what school do you plan on going to. BSN or ADN? What area of nursing do you want to go into?

    I am 32, will be 33 in August. I am married with 3 kids. I live in Phoenix and will be going to Arizona State University for my BSN. I am doing the BSN rather than the ADN because I would like to be a CNM. Although I am also interested in ICU too.

    Hi to everyone!
    I'm 27, turning 28 on the 19th of this month. :hatparty: I am married with 2 kids: a very energetic 4 yo (playing with her is my exercise for the day) and a happy 3 month old (she's always smiling--gas maybe?). My husband is a paramedic, and is very supportive of my career decision. I graduated with a BA in Accounting and Information Systems and have lived in NY for all my life.

    This Fall, I have been accepted at a local community college for my pre-reqs. Plan A: I plan to go to Columbia University, as they have a 3 year program for "non-Nurse College Students" called ETP (Entry to Practice program). Upon graduation, an ETP graduate obtains both a Baccalaureate and a Master's degree in Nursing. Plan B: if I don't get in to this school, I plan to go to Pace University, as they have a very good program as well. If not there, then the next school, and the next. Point is, I don't plan on quitting no matter what, as Nursing has been my true calling. My ultimate goal is to become a Nurse Anaesthesist.

    Happy Birthday to Manna. Pisces women rock!...LOL!

    Take care everyone and regards.
  12. by   agent
    26 yr old father of two boys
  13. by   Ruylupez
    I'm 38, not married, no kids.

    I used to sell real estate...but not very well so I was looking for some sort of career change.

    I got interested in nursing after my mother was injured in a car accident. She had a broken bone in the pelvis and couldn't move around at all, She spent over 6 months virtually confined to bed and it took almost 2 years to get her back to the point where she could completely care for herself.

    I moved back in with her to take care of her during that time and that experience caused me to become interested in nursing.

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