OK, OK. I know that "age should not matter unless you're cheese, therefore we should all have a 'gouda' day" but I am strongly considering entering a local program & on 10/31 will be taking the entrance exam to enter an LPN certificate course starting in 9/2010. I am concerned that if & when I enter I will be by that time aged 57 & even though it's a one-year program that I will by that time be considered too "over-the-hill" to compete.
By profession now I am a CPA but am no longer interested in working in the accounting / tax field on a full-time basis, not that I intend on "tossing" my professional credentials to the wind. I would be hoping that with my many years of experience "doing paperwork" & that I have been a Type-1 / insulin-dependent diabetic in excellent health for almost 43-years now that: (1) Even though as a prospective LPN I know I would be involoved in direct patient care but I've heard comments amoong medical professional that they hate doing "paperwork" & I love it! (2) That all my years as a diabetic & being that I am in excellent health (a "freak" to my endocronologist) that I may have something to "give" to an aging population, many of whom are themselves diabetics.
So what is my question? I suppose this is more of a commentary than a question, but ANY thoughts out-there would be appreciated. Thank-you all for any help, advice, bad puns (other than my own) & hopeful encouragement as I continue to consider this entire matter even though I will still be taking the aforementioned exam in October.
Sep 15, '09
I, at 47, am in my second semester of nursing school. My classmate just turned 60, and her neice just started LPN school at 58. They gave another friend the boost he needed to make a change out of the job he has disliked for 23 years and begin physical therapy school, at 60. It doesn't matter how old you are, it matters how you intend live your life. Where do you want to be? In a rocker saying should have, could have or would have, or out there doing it?
Last edit by matilda123 on Sep 15, '09
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