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  1. Hey everyone...I am a 37 yr old wife & mom who is finally getting to go back to school to be a nurse!! I'm so glad I found this website...I just happened upon it while desperately trying to find some help with micro. Just spoke to my advisor today; she politely informed me that over 800 people will apply to the nursing program and that only 160 will be chosen...:smackingfthat is per year!! I'm hoping that there are many, many of you out there who have been in this position, and will be able to tell me that all will be fine. I am into my second year of pre-req's with a 3.75 gpa and hope to be in the nursing program in fall 2008. So, I will stop babbling now and see what happens when I hit 'send'...(by the way...LOVE the faces!! )
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  2. 11 Comments

  3. by   Diary/Dairy
    Glad to have you here!

    Good luck getting into school!
  4. by   Silverdragon102
    welcome to the site and good luck
  5. by   ♪♫ in my ♥
    Welcome.

    If your 3.75 includes A's in the core prerequisites, you probably stand a very good chance.
  6. by   Tweety
    Good luck to you. Welcome!
  7. by   Sabby_NC
    Well good luck to you.. Do keep in touch with us and let us know how things progress for you.
  8. by   crazylegs6800
    Thanks for all of the encouraging words!!! Yes, my gpa includes A's for my core pre-reqs...the only B I have is in college algebra...I'm a bit of a perfectionist; and on top of that, I feel that at my age I really need to make everything count. It's been worth the 13+ year wait to get to do this (raising my kids)...but there is a part of me that is scared to death that my age will be a hinderance...any of you feel that way?
    Anyway, enough of my boo-hooing...hope to hear from you all soon.
  9. by   ♪♫ in my ♥
    Quote from crazylegs6800
    Yes, my gpa includes A's for my core pre-reqs...the only B I have is in college algebra...
    I think you'll be a very competitive candidate.

    Quote from crazylegs6800
    ...there is a part of me that is scared to death that my age will be a hinderance...any of you feel that way?
    Take a look around the site and you'll see that there are plenty of 30-somethings, 40-somethings (that's me...), and a smattering of 50-somethings that are trying to or have moved into nursing from other walks of life.

    Your age is most certainly not a hindrance. Quite the contrary, in fact. To me, it's an asset.
  10. by   crazylegs6800
    that's so good to hear!! I have noticed that there are some people my age...but I do not know anyone in the program, so I guess it's a bit intimidating. I do have faith that if I work hard it will pay off; so I guess that's half the battle! Are you in the program yet?
  11. by   ♪♫ in my ♥
    Quote from crazylegs6800
    that's so good to hear!! I have noticed that there are some people my age...but I do not know anyone in the program, so I guess it's a bit intimidating. I do have faith that if I work hard it will pay off; so I guess that's half the battle! Are you in the program yet?
    I've been admitted to a direct-entry MSN program which starts in January. I'm finishing my CNA (which is a requirement for our program) and then planning to work like a dog to save money for the next three months.

    There's at least one person in my cohort who's older than I am and several who are in their 30's.
  12. by   MisMatch
    Quote from crazylegs6800
    ...but there is a part of me that is scared to death that my age will be a hinderance...any of you feel that way?
    I started my prerequisites last year - at the age of 50! Clinicals (hopefully) will begin in January. So far, I've found my age to be an asset rather than a hinderance - even though I'm usually the oldest in the class (many times older than the professors)! Let your maturity, wisdom and life experiences work for you. Best of luck to you!
  13. by   caliotter3
    Welcome to allnurses and hope you enjoy the site. I was one of those oldsters in school. Sometimes it helped, sometimes it was a hindrance. But overall, you should have no trouble as long as you remember to keep yourself healthy and don't try to take on too much at one time. Good luck with school. Hope to be hearing back that you are starting the nursing part of the program.

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