How many of us are over 35? - page 3

Just curious:p I will be 40 on Wed. I've got 2 kids, 10 and 6. I am still doing my pre-req's. I know I can do this,but would love to hear from some more grey hairs, hee hee:D By the way, my... Read More

  1. by   Hopilynn
    I am a newbie on the board and I am 46! I am ready to enter nursing school.
    I have waited until my son was old enough and hopefully my husband will be able to feed himself for two years. I am confident about getting through school,
    but worry about my husband's demands.
    I am so glad to see so many of you doing the same thing,considering that the nursing shortage was on the front page of our newspaper. I am a certified medical assistant and phlebotomist, so I have been around the block, so to speak. I really want to work in the ER, if at all possible.
    We just have to keep our chin up, but all things are possible...
  2. by   kats
    Hi, I am 35, a navy wife (my hubby is on deployment overseas right now), we have a 13 year old son with Tourette's syndrome, and a 1 1/2 year old Cocker Spaniel. I had to postpone my school to be available for my son's doctor appointments, to be able to pick him up from school on bad days, etc. He is very stable now. Still some minor bad days, but nothing the school can't handle. I am taking Anatomy and Nutrition this semester and trying to get volunteer hours at the hospital. I have lots and was a CNA when I was a teenager, but none of it is on paper. I have to get my HCP cpr license, but my hubby is an certified instructor so he will teach me when he gets home. The classes I have left to take before applying for nursing school are Physiology, Microbiology, Chemistry, Psychology, and Sociology. I definately appreciate school lots more now than when I was younger. My last semester I got a 4.0 overall gpa. My lab partner for Anatomy is about my age too and her hubby is in the Navy as well. It's nice to know that there are so many of us out there though. What do you all think about having a regular thread where we check in with one another once a week or so to give each other support?
    -Kimberly
  3. by   Nurcee
    i was also 36 when i graduated, with two preteen kids and a husband that was tdy with the army through the last two semesters. (i also decided to quit smoking 4 days before finals) hang on, the torture doesn't last forever. :d

    welcome to the nursing field!

  4. by   AZBRONXBABY
    I think the thread to meet and support each other is a great idea...count me in!!

    Congrats on your GPA last semester, way to go! I'm on my way to the A list myself, I hope. I just got 100 on both my bio lab and lecture quiz. Man, I couldn't believe how much I had to work for that score, but those 100's are sure addictive!! Give me more!!

    I am so proud of all of us "newbies" who are a little more mature (don't you HATE that word, makes me sound like my grandma! LOL) and taking charge.

    Please let me know what thread and where I can join everyone, I'd love to hear how we're all doing! You can never have too much support, right?

    Watch out world...here we come...

    Talk to you soon,

    Christine
  5. by   AZBRONXBABY
    Hey Nurcee,

    Thanks for the encouragement! We all appreciate it!

    The torture is sort of welcomed, I have waited so long to get back to school, I really am enjoying this! Of course, talk to me at finals time...I'm sure I won't be so chipper...LOL

    I seem to have brought back an ugly old habit I used to have...I want to start biting my nails again...haven't done that in years and years! Of course, sitting in bio lab for a few more classes with all the fun things we're testing should break me of that habit, right?

    Good for you on the quitting smoking, but what a time to stop! Talk about determination...I'm proud of you!

    Thanks again, I'm sure we'll talk soon!!

    Have a good night/day!

    Christine

    PS-where in Arizona is home? I'm in Chandler...
  6. by   stevie b
    Hi Kats.
    I think its a great idea for a thread.Count me in,where do I sign up?Im really proud of all of us and when I think of all that can and will happen in our lives for the next two or so years,my head spins.
    God Bless us all,just sign me Dizzy!
  7. by   kats
    I definately agree with Christine that 100's on the tests are addictive. It is a very good feeling. As for the regular thread, I just figured we would agree on a day to start like Monday maybe? Then whoever gets a here first after that could start a thread called "over 35" or something with the date. Then we could just renew it each week and get to know each other better. I know we all feel like the odd one out a bit at school with all the teenagers. What do you all think?
    -Kimberly
  8. by   Mkue
    Kimberly,

    That's a good idea "over 35" thread! The support helps out a lot and we can all learn from each other.

    Marie
  9. by   vfib
    Ill chime in from the male side...Im 35 (36 in May)...just entering the LPN program. Gonna work as an LPN while Im getting my ADN RN.

    no children, yet, but getting married in September to the love of my life and plan to have a few children soon.
  10. by   kats
    Congratulations Allen, to you and the love of your life. I am sure you will be very happy.
    -Kimberly
  11. by   jpetro
    Hi Dublin! My name is John and I am new to this site as well. I am 39 and I have completed my first semester (Fundamentals of Nursing) when I had to withdraw due to medical reasons which means I am going to be class of 2004 instead of 2003. . oh well...I'll deal. Westcoast huh? I'm from the eastcost, Connecticut. actually to get back to your topic, most of the class (about 45 -50 students at the beginning...hell of an attrition rate) were at least over 30. We had one who was 18 if I remember correctly. She was in my clinical group. The rest were my age.
  12. by   AZBRONXBABY
    Hey Allen...


    welcome to the club! Glad you're here...congratulations on your upcoming wedding, that is wonderful! I could loan you my 2 little ones if you'd like to find out how it is to go to school and have children running around your computer desk as you try to complete your work? OK, stop laughing....I can't even give them away...yes, I am joking...I'd be lost without them...they're a major contributor to the reasons I've returned to school.

    Anyway, we're really glad you've joined us...keep us up to date on school...good luck...we'll talk soon!!

    Christine
  13. by   AZBRONXBABY
    Welcome to the club, glad you joined us!!

    So, you have to wait another year to finish...just think, good things come to those who wait, right? I'm proud of you that you're continuing on, never give up...and the good part is you're in a healthier condition...

    By the way, I'm a born and raised New Yorker, not too far from you. I now live in Arizona...gotta love that sunshine! Hotter than you know what in the summer, tho!! (but it's a DRY heat....HA)

    How was your first semester in nursing school? I'm still only in pre-req's, so just think, I'm waaaay behind you...you'll finish before me! (damn, I'm so jealous...oh well, in due time)

    Anyway, just wanted to welcome you...gotta go, have math homework I need to finish! Have a good one, we'll talk soon!

    Christine


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