Entering nursing program at an older age

  1. I have been an accountant for many years and have raised three children and am now about to start an RN program at the age of 60! I wonder if there is anyone out there that is even close to my age - Becoming a nurse has been a lifelong goal.
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  3. by   Thunderwolf
    oh, i'm definitely sure you will fine many who are returning back and going to school in their 50's and 60's....to fulfill their dream. you are in good company. follow your heart!



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  4. by   MarieD
    thank you - i need all the encouragement i can get!

    Quote from thunderwolf
    oh, i'm definitely sure you will fine many who are returning back and going to school in their 50's and 60's....to fulfill their dream. you are in good company. follow your heart!



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  5. by   ibjomama
    Quote from MarieD
    I have been an accountant for many years and have raised three children and am now about to start an RN program at the age of 60! I wonder if there is anyone out there that is even close to my age - Becoming a nurse has been a lifelong goal.
    I will be 60 this year and just graduated in December 2004 from an LPN program and passed my state boards in February 2005.

    It will be a challenge if when you first start, especially if you haven't been in school for a while. It takes a bit to get back into the study habits needed to suceed, but DO NOT get discouraged.....you CAN do it!!

    You have made the right choice by going for RN..... I would NOT reccomend anyone going for LPN. The job choices are limited as an LPN....mostly to nursing homes ...and you are expected to perform many duties of an RN at these facilities.

    Good luck in your new endeavor and remember....YOU CAN DO IT and that age is irrelevant!!!!!!!!!
  6. by   mona b RN
    Quote from maried
    i have been an accountant for many years and have raised three children and am now about to start an rn program at the age of 60! i wonder if there is anyone out there that is even close to my age - becoming a nurse has been a lifelong goal.

    here's another big welcome to allnurses!

    i think there are many older students these days. if nursing is what you want to do then go for it.

    drop on over to the student nursing forums. lots of good info and support there.:wink2:
  7. by   Jessy_RN
    welcome to the site, enjoy your stay and best wishes to you!
  8. by   mimimartina
    Hi, I am set to enter the AD program in January,,,I am 50, will be 51 in January,,,currently a LPN, and encourage you to go for the RN,,,I figure time is going to keep passing whether or not I am in school or whatever,,,so spend your time that's passing doing what you want,,and if that's going for your RN,,then so be it !!
  9. by   MrsMommaRN
    how awesome is that!!! i think that it is wonderful that you are pursuing nursing. it is never ever to late to further your education. you go!!!
  10. by   CTPCTstudent
    me too!
  11. by   Miss M
    Welcome, and good for you for pursuing YOUR dreams and goals regardless of age!
  12. by   CHATSDALE
    you can succeed in the school and in the profession and in addition you will be an inspiration to others
  13. by   shunyo
    Any older moms with young kids out there? I just started an Anatomy class on Sundays. I am 46 and have a 2 and 4 year old at home. I am feeling completely overwhelmed about how I'm going to find the time to study all this material. HELP!!!
  14. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from shunyo
    Any older moms with young kids out there? I just started an Anatomy class on Sundays. I am 46 and have a 2 and 4 year old at home. I am feeling completely overwhelmed about how I'm going to find the time to study all this material. HELP!!!
    Hi, check out the pre nursing forum in the student section you should find some great support there

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