Getting my degree later than many and in not the most traditional of circumstances... - page 2
So I am 29, I guess it was two years ago I really made up mind to go back to school for nursing. I did my cna over the summer, in fact at first everything was happening fast. I was home schooled so I had to start with a ged. I... Read More
- 0Jan 27, '13 by bellangie12You're not alone! I am 25. Single mother of two. Working weekdays and weekend nights days and will start RN school in Sept 2013. Currently working as a CNA. Don't give up. Think of your children and the better economic stability you would bring them and yourself later on. You CAN DO IT!
- 0Jan 29, '13 by Esme12, BSN, RN Senior ModeratorQuote from AbbyVincentCongratulations! Anything worth having is worth fighting for.....I am curious about what your instructor said about that youSo I am 29, I guess it was two years ago I really made up mind to go back to school for nursing. I did my cna over the summer, in fact at first everything was happening fast. I was home schooled so I had to start with a ged. I aced the test on my first try. my instructor was very encouraging. She said I shouldn't just be nurse I should specialize. All was going well. Then i went through a separation, and I have three young children. It has been two years now and I am just on my second semester. I had to do developmental math and science. I aced the science, but have been struggling with the Algebra. meanwhile I have been working as a cna. Any one who has been one knows how hard a job it is.
Any other single mom nursing students on here? Do you ever feel like giving up or that youll never get into school? I know 30 isn't that old but its a far cry from 18.
I am putting in my application for the lpn program tomorrow. I want to bridge to rn but I Think this may be a good start for me.shouldn't just be nurse I should specialize.
I wish you the very best...nursing can be a difficult road....but it is so worth the effort.
- 0Feb 10, '13 by szollerhun... i just graduated with my LPN and I am 36 with 4 kids, a husband, 3 dogs, and worked as a CNA through it all. It can be overwhelming and difficult, but honestly you can do it. Get yourself on a schedule to study. Take time every week for YOU. You just have to push through it, but it is rewarding in the end. And when you see those letters after your name, you will KNOW it was worth the struggle. Good Luck!
- 0Feb 10, '13 by knitnurse72You can do it - I decided to go back to school at age 37 and just graduated at age 40, passed NCLEX on the first try 2 weeks ago, and just accepted my first nursing job. I also have 2 children and worked 24-32 hours a week while I was in school. It can be done - don't give up!
- 0Feb 11, '13 by julz68Quote from ♪♫ in my ♥I'm pushin' 45 and just graduated in December... passed boards a week ago and had an interview last Friday. Thanks for your post...made me feel a bit betterI always chuckle when i hear people in their late-20's, early-30's lamenting their late start.
I turned 45 just after graduation, before I was licensed and was almost 48 before I got a good job.
I can still hang with the young 'uns and can outwork most of 'em.