thank god i found this site coz i really needed words of encouragements at this time... i am 32 years old, married w/ 3 kids and a full-time housewife..
first of all, i want to congratulate you for having a great career: being a mom and a good housewife. i am sure many don't realize that being a mother is a full time job too.. i have no idea how you juggle your responsibility, to me it is really tough.
i am presently here in kuwait with my own family, at my age and situation, i am considering taking up bsn next year (june 07) back in pinas...though there will be sacrifices like leaving my husband behind...i've asked advices from my closest friend and she gave me negative ones.
( she said i'd be too old to start a nursing job) never mind your friend. you are not too old to start studying nursing, it is a wise decision, actually. when i was in nursing school, i have classmates who are engineers, doctors, ( i mean really older doctors), and people who actually worked for more than 20 years with non nursing jobs...and get this, they are all over 40 years old! i was the baby in the class because i was 32 at that time!! and i had so much fun going to school with them because they are all have children, and apo ( grandkids, and they are more responsible, and they are smart people..it makes everything easier for me, than working with younger nursing students ( don't get me wrong, i like studying with young ones too..)
.. i haven't worked for 5 years now,my siblings are all professionals, my husband has a great job, i ain't got savings of my own,my friends excels in their own fields... i feel left behind. going back to school means not having my full attention to my kids, i feel guilty, yes! but i wanna do something different and something for myself this time (i hope i didn't sound selfish!) its not a bad thing, maybe when you get your nursing degree, they will thank you for that?,coz i think by doing this it would mean gaining back my confidence...
i am positively sure you have a great confidence in yourself, and you just need a little push.. i think, as long as you have a good supporting family, and money is not an object, then there is no problem. you can start choosing a good schools or university now. if you have a first degree before, then maybe you dont have to study for 4 years in bsn. you have to do a research on that one though. just a word of caution, nursing school is hard, and you need full attention to study.and if you do want to pursue it, you really need to talk to your loveones and tell them you need all the help as much as you can, specially you have two young kids. but i am so excited for you, hopefully you will make a good decision, and we are here to help you with any nursing related questions.
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