So, I hit the big 4-0 in April and am starting an ADN program in the fall. I have a BA and MEd. I considered just sticking with education and even taught a college course this past winter. I'm just not sure what to focus on in the field of education, which is not a good place to be when deciding on a PhD. And, I guess I'm eager for the challenge of nursing. My healthcare experience is now ancient (paramedic, rehab fitness trainer, athletic trainer), so who knows how it will go!
I have taken all the pre-reqs and most of the co-reqs. I'm taking A&P I this summer (they accepted my nearly 20 year old course, but I in no way feel prepared, so I'm taking it again) and a nutrition course (also accepted that from forever ago!), but figured it would only help to take it again. That leaves another A & P and stats class as co-reqs. Otherwise, only nursing coursework awaits!
Eager to know from the over 40 crowd what your experience was like. And, you don't have to be over 40 if you have some wise words or at the very least, words of encouragement and stellar advice . . .
I am the mother of a soon-to-be 3-year-old girl and a soon-to-be 5-year-old boy. Both will be full time in school in about two years, just when I am finishing the program. They are the reason I am doing this and also the reason I worked extremely hard to make this program as part-time as possible.
Thanks for the feedback!