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- Jan 20, '10 by roundrockstudentI am an "older student" also. I just turned 52 and shouild be finishing up my pre-reqs by this fall. My kids are all grown and I took this opportunity to do what I wanted to do since high school but life got in the way. I am getting all A's so far, things are looking good!
- Jan 20, '10 by Kitty Gatita, RNQuote from MarieDI am 54 and in my last semester of an ADN program. Have absolutely no prior healthcare experience. I am doing well. I work full-time, too. After this, I plan on an online RN-BSN program.I am finishing up pre-reqs and applying to an RN program for the fall - I wonder how many of you are out there that are non traditional nursing students - I have a feeling I may be the oldest nursing student on this site.
- Jan 20, '10 by msbabybluesI have been wanting to do this for many years too, but life got in the way here too!! I have three kids, a 19 year old son (who has a 1 year old son), a 10 year old son, and a 2 year old daughter. So far, I am getting all A's too, but I'm a bit worried about my A&P class this semester!! Good luck to you.
- Jan 20, '10 by *!*nurse*!*It is never too late to go to school if that's what you really want to do. I am also a nursing instructor....and one of my top students from my prior graduation LVN class was 69 years old. She was able to provide excellent patient care and was an example and mentor to her classmates. Even when you enter the world of nursing...the learning never stops. So...don't let age stop you from achieving your dreams.
- Jan 20, '10 by Womanonajourney1983Quote from msbabybluesGood for you! You may want to look into getting A&P flash cards from Barnes & Noble or some other book store. Also if you don't have the chance to spend extra time in the lab try looking up videos from medical or nursing schools about a particular topic that you want to learn more about through a general google search or youtube (i.e. blood typing). Good luck & best wishes for continued success!I have been wanting to do this for many years too, but life got in the way here too!! I have three kids, a 19 year old son (who has a 1 year old son), a 10 year old son, and a 2 year old daughter. So far, I am getting all A's too, but I'm a bit worried about my A&P class this semester!! Good luck to you.
- Jan 20, '10 by GitanoRNThis subject is close & dear to my heart, for the simple reason that I'm a season nurse who is back in school for my MSN... and trust me for me is not easy to compete with younger classmates. However, I have set a goal and I'm going to achieve it. Moreover, by the time I'm through I'll be 57yrs. therefore, it is never too late to following any dream, best of luck in all of your future endeavors
- Jan 20, '10 by dhinson45Quote from Kat2012I was the oldest in my class, I was 44. The other students came to me for support and that was great for me. In clinicals I was dx with bone ca and told to " clean house" so I quit and did. I had been going 51/2 years part and full time. I had gpa of 3.8??. One year later- only Osteoporosis. In clinicals at St Davids I took a LONG REAL look at the RNs ( have been LVN for 36 years ) and asked them if they were happy with their choice of profession. Not ONE told me yes. That blew me out of the water. I will stay a L.V.N. as I do not want to " eat my own". In all those years I have worked under ALOT ALOT of supervisors. and found that the LVNs' personalities and team work more to my comfort.Don't commend me yet! I have been slowly working my way thru my prereqs and it has been a huge adjustment for our family, but I got all of them finished up. I start my RN program at Queens University here in Charlotte this coming Wednesday! Hoping nursing school won't completely destroy my family.
THe first day of class my Professor told the whole class " You will think,dream,live and have nothing on your mind but RN work. The majority of you will either, get a divorce,( I did ), seperate, have break down, and most will fail." I will never forget those words. In one class the Professor said, " Look to your left then look to your right, those people will not be there in 2 weeks. This was a microbio class. He was right. I told my lab partner, I WILL N0T drop this class as I will NOT take it over. Of all my classes I made "A"s and 2 "B". and one B was in Micro.
I commend all who pursue this field and wish the VERY VERY best to you. Stay strong as that is WHAT IT TAKES!!!!!
REMEMBER THIS WILL PASS, and you will survive, just tell hubby and family that this ISSSSSSSSSSS only temporary!! and you love them
respectfully and hang tough, ohhh and also blessings
- Jan 20, '10 by onesmartgirlI am an older student too - but have to ask where are you that you can finish prereqs in the Spring and apply for Fall? Here in So Cal they have stopped all conditional acceptance, so I have to finish this spring then apply next fall for the following year (which puts me out of school and work for over a year). All colleges do conditional acceptance (can you imagine if every high school student had to sit out a year before starting college?) except nursing schools. They have so many applicants now days, they don't need conditionals (which only means you have one semester to go and they accept you based on your keeping your GPA up for that last semester). It wasn't like this when I started the prereq program, but it is now. So, where is it different?Last edit by onesmartgirl on Jan 20, '10
- Jan 20, '10 by dkhomsi46 year old here. Hoping to graduate RN program by Fall 2012. :-)