Older and back in nursing school...???? - page 4

Is anyone here in thier late 40's or 50's and back in school for the second time?? I ask because I was in school in my late 20's-early 30's and hubby decided he didn't want me working so I had to leave school. (4.o gpa and a... Read More

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    I am 47, male, and will graduate in December. The only regret I have is NOT getting on with this all when I wanted to, when I knew I wanted to to be a nurse. That was 25 years ago. My advice to anyone at this point is don't wait. Being a stay at home Mom is an admirable vocation, I guess if you can afford it just go to school later. Good Luck!

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    Let me chime in as a member of the oldie but goodie group. I'm 51 and having the time of life. Wish I had done it years ago. I felt my priority was to raise my children. Done that. Now, it's my turn. No regrets, but I am thankful for the opportunity.
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    I was 40 when I graduated from a diploma program with my RN, 10 years later, at age 50 I finished my BSN and now at 57 I am in an MSN program. You are never too old to go to school.
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    Hi there,
    I'm 38 years old and just getting ready to go back to school for nursing beginning in June (to finish pre-reqs) and hopefully begin my school's nursing program in the fall of next year. I have a one year old daughter.
    I have an AA (liberal arts), and until January of 2010 I owned my own business. Now my entire life is rearranging itself (fun when that happens).
    Anyhow, I am not sure where you are thinking of going to school, but my school is a community college and has every age range imaginable attending it. When I owned my business (it was a coffee house) many of my every day regulars were nursing students, and 75% of them were older than me, with small to adolescent children at home. Really is was those regulars who gave me the encouragement to go back to school at 38 and completely begin a new career path.
    With my daughter, the way I figure it, I've been there every moment of every day for her first year of life. I'm taking online only classes this summer, and part time on campus in the fall, so she will only be in daycare a few hours a day. She could use the outside socialization anyway, and I think now that she's over a year old, she will be able to handle it. Besides, I'm doing all of this to be able to provide a better home and life for her (that's one of my main motivators).
    I think you're never too old to go to school, and you're never too old to make a life change! Best of luck in whatever you decide!
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    I too am starting nursing school later in life as a 3rd career!!! I was a respiratory therapist, then got a master's degree and became a school counselor (bad and expensive move!the schools are getting rid of school counselors ....fast) and now I am returning to healthcare via Excelsior College to secure my RN degree.

    I have not illusions that my age is an issue but this is not new....I believe all will work out fine and I am looking forward to it!!!!

    Good luck to you!


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