How many of us are over 35? - page 7

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   natsfanrn
    Hi, I'm a 40-y-o newbie here with a wonderfully supportive hubby and an 8-y-o DD. Starting back to school in the fall to do a year of prereqs, then going into either an ADN or an accelerated BSN program for 2nd degree students (still can't decide which route to go...). I was Pre-Vet when I first went to school 20 years ago, but decided (especially after taking Chem ) there was no way I would be able to get into one of the few vet school slots available at the time. So I took the easy way out and majored in Journalism. Now two decades later, after writing about health issues and editing medical journals, I've decided to do rather than just read about...

    Sorry to ramble, but I've come to realize that school really is wasted on the young! (And those of you under 30 -- take it seriously the first time around!)
  2. by   amblessing
    I will be 39 when I begin my first semester of nursing school this August! I have a husband and two great kids, ages 13 and 11.

    Ann
  3. by   Love-A-Nurse
    Originally posted by amblessing
    I will be 39 when I begin my first semester of nursing school this August! I have a husband and two great kids, ages 13 and 11.

    Ann


    Welcome, Ann!
  4. by   gypsigirl
    Hi, this is my first time to post anything....you really encouraged me as I too am a late starter....will be 40 next month. I will be almost 43 when I graduate but I love school. I want to be a travel nurse. I have been widowed for 13 years and have 3 kids age almost 20, almost 19 and 14. This fall, I and my two oldest will all attend the same college.....kind of odd but fun.....I think my gpa will always be higher than theirs though. ha
  5. by   Love-A-Nurse
    Originally posted by gypsigirl
    Hi, this is my first time to post anything....you really encouraged me as I too am a late starter....will be 40 next month. I will be almost 43 when I graduate but I love school. I want to be a travel nurse. I have been widowed for 13 years and have 3 kids age almost 20, almost 19 and 14. This fall, I and my two oldest will all attend the same college.....kind of odd but fun.....I think my gpa will always be higher than theirs though. ha

    Cynthia, welcome!

    What an adventure and a rare experience for you and two of your children to be educated together at the same school!

    StephanysGetaway
  6. by   LilgirlRN
    I'll be 42 on my birthday next month, so count me among the over the hill gang!
  7. by   joeyrigor
    35 y.o. jack-of-all trades, Dad of 3 gorgeous young ladies 5, 8 and 10 commences nursing degree supported by a wonderful wife and friend of 12 years.

    Why?? You nurses/students are such wonderful, interesting people...and it would be a crime to not share your experiences in this selfish and cruel world.

    Well, I just think it's time for me to get a REAL job.

    BTW, thinking about age......I don't think I would've succeeded in nursing if I started earlier....way too immature - I'd be a liability to patients, peers and family!

    luv yous all!
  8. by   Dublin37
    Yes it's true, it's all set up, and the chat WORKS!

    http://communities.msn.com/SNOTFStud...ver35/homepage

    Is that cool or what!:roll I think so! Put that address in your address book, or favorites or bookmark. Come on over, join, leave a message come and chat, June 3rd!
    I know, I'm a bit excited, but I tried before and the chat didn't work but this address does work. Don't use the old one tho (the old address from one of my posts. See ya Monday. Heather
  9. by   Nusss
    Hi! there! Everyone here makes me feel so much better about my age, im 39. I started going to night school about 5 years ago and working full time. I now go to school and work partime, im a single mom with a 13 and 7 year old. I have all my prereqs done and hope to be in a ADN program by fall. Good luck everyone. Were only old if we think we are! Good luck to everyone !

    ________________
    JoAnn,prenursing student

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