I'm 42, returning for my ADN after 15 years as a LPN, and didn't think I would ever get the opportunity to return.
Uncle Sam is helping with finances, otherwise I wouldn't be doing it.
It's tough to be an old dog learning to sit and stay and play dead, but I am at least advancing.
Roll over is beyond me, yet, though. The ole bones don't wanna cooperate.
But, like I told Shannon, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel, and each day successfully passed gets me closer.
I am in a community college, and have some of the BEST instructors, and some of the WORST. But the good ones really make it all worth it, both by recognizing the willingness and determination of the older students, and the crazy mixed up youngsters, and melding us into a working group.
I am having the time of my life, hard tho it is!
And how much better a nurse I will be, having struggled for each point of my grades. Much more valuable having had to work for it.