oldest nursing student? - page 2

Hi everyone.I was a nursing student twice , had a 4.0,dropped out to take care of seriously ill children and would like to go back.Problem is that I am now a 55 year old grandmother of eight. I don't... Read More

  1. by   GPatty
    In my LPN class, there was a 58 year old lady that graduated with honors.
  2. by   wonderbee
    I'll be graduating at the end of this year... I'll be 51 and do expect a choice first job placement. If you can still walk, talk, think and have the motivation and the talent, why not? We have one first semester student in the program who's over 60.
  3. by   kimhaw
    I say go for it. There are several people in my class in their 50's and 60's. The Pres. of our Nursing student assoc. is 65 and she will grad. in May with a 4.0
  4. by   abaka614
    Passion is way more important than Physical age. I'm 55 and God willing I'm going to the very highest pinnacle of the profession. Watch me.
    How badly do you wamt it? Make your mind and pursue your passion as if the rest of your life depends on it.
    abaka614
  5. by   RedSox33RN
    My MIL graduated from nursing school at 55...........and she wasn't the oldest in her class.

    No matter what happens, you will always be a mother and grandmother. But why not be one WITH a nursing degree? Education is something we should never say we're done with. As a mom and grandmom, you will make an excellent nurse.

    What someone said about gaining new family members is right. I've made a ton of new friends, and all look up to ME - my "new" best friend in nursing school is only 6 years older than my daughter! We have so much fun together. She makes me younger, and I show her a lot of my worldly late-30's experiences! LOL

    Best of luck!
  6. by   goodkittie395
    You can certainly do it, if its what you want. Equal Opportunity Employement states that basically anyone can find a job, plus, Im sure you'll be a great nurse at that.
  7. by   saltydad
    Definitely go for it! I'm 57 and the father of a college freshman,starting my ADN program clinicals in 2 weeks. I figured I'd be the "old geezer" in the program until I met a 60 year old man in orientation.
  8. by   lil' girl
    We had a lady in our class who was in her late 50's, and several ladies are in their 40's, I think about a third of the class. We only have a couple of really young ones, and they are 21 and 20. The rest are in their 30's
  9. by   gmcnurse
    :hatparty:
    Quote from grammyd
    Hi everyone.I was a nursing student twice , had a 4.0,dropped out to take care of seriously ill children and would like to go back.Problem is that I am now a 55 year old grandmother of eight. I don't want to be unrealistic, but I still want to be a nurse so badly!!
  10. by   gmcnurse
    :hatparty:
    Quote from grammyd
    Hi everyone.I was a nursing student twice , had a 4.0,dropped out to take care of seriously ill children and would like to go back.Problem is that I am now a 55 year old grandmother of eight. I don't want to be unrealistic, but I still want to be a nurse so badly!!
    :hatparty: Hi There,
    I am going to be 48 in a few weeks and am starting the Entry to Practice program at Columbia in May. It will take me four years to finish my Doctorite. I thought about my age too. I have since decided that I really don't look or feel 48. Follow your dreams and wishes. This is your life. Good Luck !!
  11. by   JenNJFLCA
    Go for it! You're never too old! We have 2 ladies in our program in their 50s. Most of the time I forget they are even that old!! It's great having them because they have so much more life experience (I'm 26) and they are able to think a bit differently about things, which has helped us younger people out!
  12. by   LauraF, RN
    I just started the 2nd semester of our nursing program. We have several older students in our class. Actually the teenagers and early twenties are very few. I say go for it. When I was going to school for my LPN we had two over 60 year olds. One was a retired school teacher, and the other once an inspiration. She had been taking care of her husband who was very ill with Parkinson's. He died towards the end of our classes. She missed 2 days of class and ended up graduating in the top 10 in our class.
  13. by   gmcnurse
    As someone great once said : " Measure your life not by the length of it, but by the width".

    Dare to Dream..................

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