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  1. I have been lurking these boards for awhile and finally decided to register and get involved. I am 48 and finishing pre-reqs for the ADN program at our local community college (I live in Michigan; am attending Schoolcraft Comm College). I will be starting the actual nursing segment a year from now (huge waiting list). I am very interested in meeting other older students and getting some feedback on how things are going for you. I already have a BA degree in journalism, but decided to make a change in life last year. I have a great husband and two daughters. One just graduated from Michigan State with an advertising degree (and actually found a job in her field right off the bat!). Our other daughter will be a sophomore at MSU this fall. It was a good time for me to take on this major change in direction in my own life and I am having a blast. I was worried about being the oldest person in school, but everyone has made me feel welcome and I don't notice too much of a generational gap. Hope to get to know you guys!

    Donna
    Michigan
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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   J Lynn
    Welcome, Donna Nice to meet you.
  4. by   barbiedee
    Welcome aboard Mrs. Dee! I think you may be my long lost twin. I am 47 years old and taking my ADN through Excelsior College. I also have a degree in Broadcast Communications...it was a big jump from the bright lights and fame (oh if they only knew the truth!) to bed pans! I took my LPN in 1989 and am just now upgrading to RN. We just prove that its never too old to learn. I think we 'older' students have many advantages that the younger ones don't....specifically special insight and wisdom from our many years of life experiences. There are just some things they don't teach you in nursing school, and a little life experience can go a LONG way with creative problem solving!
    I wish you lots of luck in your nursing education and career...have faith in yourself, because you are SPECIAL! After all, you've chosen nursing and all nurses are special people!
  5. by   suzy253
    hiya Donna. Nice to meet you. I'm 51 and have completed my freshman year and about to enter my junior year in nursing school so if you have any questions I'll try to help you out. Cheers
  6. by   Tweety
    Hi! Nice to meet you! Don't worry about being "older" you'll fit right on in with the rest of us old folks.
  7. by   Energizer Bunny
    I'm probably not old enough for ya *sob* LOL!! Welcome anyways!
  8. by   suzy253
    Quote from CNM2B
    I'm probably not old enough for ya *sob* LOL!! Welcome anyways!
    ahhh..kimmy--we'll take you anyway. You fit right in anywhere! :kiss
  9. by   MrsDeeDubs
    Thanks for the warm welcome!
  10. by   happynewLPN
    Yep, hi there, MrsDee. At almost 36, I definitely feel like one of the older ones in my class. When I took Med Term last semester, I was one of the elder people in the room! :chuckle I don't let it get to me too much, as I know this is something I really want to do, so what the heck.

    Lisa

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