new "over 35" thread - page 2

Hi all, I was just thinking that the other thread for those of us over 35 was getting a bit long so I figured it would be a good idea to start a new one. We may get even more people to join in if... Read More

  1. by   tonicareer
    nursezilla tell us more about that program your in in Indiana!Thanks.
  2. by   jccarolina
    38 here still hangin in, start program in fall. Two kids,17 & 18. Oldest in sports med. prog., just finished first year. Have a disabled husband at home and I'll be working full time while goin to school. May take me a while but, with the lords help, I'll do it. GOOD LUCK TO ALL!!!
  3. by   studentdeb
    New here, I'm 39 and have two children ages 4 and 17 months. A few weeks ago, I applied to the nursing program and will not hear anything until October. I will be taking Sociology, Psychology and A&P I between summer and fall semesters. Depending on my acceptance to the program, I may start in January 2003 or Sept 2003. Not sure how long it will take to finish. It's nice to hear there are others my age beginning nursing. I almost didn't go for it because of my age. I love reading these posts, it is uplifting and helps me to keep the faith that I can do it.

    Debi
  4. by   Peeps Mcarthur
    40 y/o here. I'll be 41 when I start my journey towards NP in the fall with LPN school. I'm finishing up pre and core requisites this summer with a perfect GPA and I'm going to join the honor society chapter here so I can get my hands on some scholarship money. I burned up all my school loans way back when. It's been my plan all along to earn special scholarships with an excellent GPA. Just part of being an older,wiser student.

    I'm glad that I'm doing this now because I couldn't have done this well at any other time in my life. I had alot of clutter in the way before and now all I feel is success!
  5. by   ageless
    tonicareer
    Have you talked with a nursing school financial aid advisor? I went through school on federal student loans that I started having to pay back after graduation. Many are not based on income. It was definately worth it and I don't mind paying the money back at all. Most allow you ten years to pay in monthy installments.
  6. by   Dublin37
    Yes I finally have one for us, so we can chat!

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

    and there it is! cool huh? I put the first chat on June 3rd. Go to the site, become a member, leave a message and come to the chat.:roll If you all are from the first thread, you should remember me, because I started the over 35 thread. Tell your friends, and any stu. nurses may come too!! we just want a place to support each other right? Heather (dublin):kiss
  7. by   b-lansing
    Hi everyone! My name is Betsy and I'm new to the forum but I saw the subject of a'hem, older students and had to jump in. I'm a month shy of 41, I became an LNA(CNA) in March of this year and have decided to take the plunge and go back to school and get my ADN. A lot of my friends are nurses and they've been on me for years to do it. I'm really quite excited about it.:chuckle. Ive spent the last 3 years working at a psych. hospital where the amusement never ends. At this time I'm working in home health and enjoying it very much. My biggest fears about school are the math and chemistry courses as well as A&P where I'll have to dissect a cat-yuck! So, if anybody has advice, bring it on!
  8. by   cloudydrms
    Hi. I'm 37 and an ADN student. I decided to go back to school for nursing 1 1/2 years ago. I took the NLN (critical to get into the program at my school), passed with flying colors - although I don't know how, and have been accepted into the clinical program. Clinicals are backed up at the school. I'm pretty sure I'll be starting in January 2003, but if not then, then it'll be in the Fall 2003. Although I'd like to start in January, I'll just take some classes towards a BSN if I have to wait.

    Cindy
  9. by   Lindahope
    I'm 39 almost 40. 11 months to go in my ADN program. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. My next clinical is Mental Health. I was able to get Stafford Loans for most of my clinical courses. Our financial aid office isn't much help with scholarships, but I am almost done. I work 30-34 a week - I drop to 30 during clinicals. The program is in the evening, but more like late afternoon. It's exhausting but the end is soon. Nervous about the NCLEX. We learn IV's in the fall - a bit nervous about that.
  10. by   Dublin37
    So glad to have more of us oldies here. If you ever want to chat visit: http://www.http://communities.msn.co...ver35/homepage
    It would be great to hear from you! Heather
  11. by   blueiwahine
    Hi there! I'm 38, trying to finish all my academic studies and plan on applying for nursing school spr 2003 and hopefully starting Fall 2003. Want to be able to concentrate on just the nursing and not the yucky english, etc.
  12. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by cloudydrms
    hi. i'm 37 and an adn student. i decided to go back to school for nursing 1 1/2 years ago. i took the nln (critical to get into the program at my school), passed with flying colors - although i don't know how, and have been accepted into the clinical program. clinicals are backed up at the school. i'm pretty sure i'll be starting in january 2003, but if not then, then it'll be in the fall 2003. although i'd like to start in january, i'll just take some classes towards a bsn if i have to wait.

    cindy
    cindy, welcome!

    stephanysgetaway
  13. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by lindahope
    i'm 39 almost 40. 11 months to go in my adn program. i can see the light at the end of the tunnel. my next clinical is mental health. i was able to get stafford loans for most of my clinical courses. our financial aid office isn't much help with scholarships, but i am almost done. i work 30-34 a week - i drop to 30 during clinicals. the program is in the evening, but more like late afternoon. it's exhausting but the end is soon. nervous about the nclex. we learn iv's in the fall - a bit nervous about that.
    welcome, linda

    stephanysgetaway

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