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  1. Hi, I am a VERY non-traditional nursing student (I'm 43). I have always wanted to be a nurse, but I decided to get my 2 kids through school before I started school. I am about 10 weeks away from graduating (LPN), and (hopefully) I want to continue on to RN (my age could be a factor in accomplishing that task) but I am going to give it a try.
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  3. by   athena55

    Hello Therlo1 and welcome to AllNurses!
    Although I entered a diploma nursing program early in my life (right after I graduated from high school) and I have been an RN for > 30 years, I also started a new chapter in my life a bit later than most.
    I became a Commissioned Officer in the US Army Nurse Corps at the ripe old age of 49 (smile). I waited until my youngest was old enough to be able to care for himself if anything were to happen to me (plus he has two older brothers, all three boys/young men remain close)
    Wow, well ten weeks will fly by so fast. And please, don't be discouraged by your age in regards to your decision to go on with your nursing education. "Age ain't nuthin' but a number" When I was in nursing school waaaay back in 1973 we had a number of students who were enjoying their mid-life (age 55 and up). In fact one of the religious nuns who was in my class was in her mid 60's when she started the program, I think she turned 68 y.o. upon graduation.
    Sometimes we are our own worst enemy when it comes to listing more negatives than positives on our "Life's List"
    Ohmigosh I can be long-winded. Sorry.
    Again, welcome to AllNurses.com, and advanced congratulations on your upcoming graduation.
    athena
    77th RRC
    8th MED BDE
    4219th USAH
  4. by   EricJRN
    Welcome to the site! Good luck with school.
  5. by   Tweety
    Welcome. You age will not be a factor in your getting your RN. Many middle-aged LPNs go back to school. You're going to age anyway. 10 years from now you're be 53. The question will be will you have an RN behind your name or not, but you're still going to be 53.
  6. by   jmgrn65
    Hello and
  7. by   husker-nurse
    Hi, and welcome; don't feel alone, I, too, was a non-trad and graduated with my ADN at 46. My kids refused to let me stop after my LPN, and I'm glad I listened. Get all that education behind you, you'll learn a lot more every day in the field. Fasten your seatbelt, it's gonna be a bumpy ride! The very best of luck to you!
  8. by   suebird3
    welcome to allnurses.com!

    suebird

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