Quote from Terrydu
I know how you all feel; only I am a 49 year old woman who won't be starting the nursing program until right after I turn 50! If God's with me, I may be ready to start when I'm 52. I feel like I may at least have a few years to enjoy it. My daughter graduated from college and is married now so this is the first time I've had a chance to do what I've always wanted to do. I do need lots of support as I am really scared. Please say a prayer for me!!
I just finished a bachelor's in Business in '99. Hit and miss while my kids were growing up until I completed that degree. After 6 years in the IT field, sitting in a cube all day and wondering at the end of each year (or month or week or day
) -- what exactly DID you accomplish? In whose world did you make a difference?!! ick.
So, I started taking prereqs a couple of years ago to work toward an RN program. I turned 50 in December and continue to wait. I have had to take 2 deferrals to start a program but am bound and determined to start next fall (I can not take any more deferrals or I have to reapply and go to the bottom of the waitlist).
It's scary, frightening, and so overwhelming somedays to be thinking of this change in careers. Sometimes the science classes overwhelmed me and I worry that this waiting will hurt me once I get in to a program. I had avoided sciences all my life so imagine this now!
All I can say is try to balance the scary with thinking how every exciting this is going to be!! On the days when I wonder whether I will truly be able to do this, I think of how very challenging and hopefully, fulfilling this will be. Check out some of the older students' threads on this board. They're VERY encouraging! Best Wishes! :angel2: