LPN at 45?

  1. I'm goin to go out on a limb here and go back to school to become an LPN. When my program starts, I will be 45 years old. But my kids are just about raised, and I want to do something for me now. I started pre-nursing in 1980, but got pregnant just before my third year. My focus shifted from nursing to be a parent. I subsequently had more children, and saw no way I could devote my time to both. So now here I am, ready to dive in! :smilecoffeecup:
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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   ak09
    Hi, I am a nursing student at 32 in UK, don't worry it doesn't matter how old you are its how good a nurse you will be, and I'm sure you will be fantastic!!!

    Good luck

    Ang x
  4. by   Tweety
    Welcome to Allnurses. I hope you find the site helpful along the way.
  5. by   Silverdragon102
    welcome and would say you are never too old
  6. by   CT Pixie
    never too old for an education! like you, i started my nursing pre-req classes way back when. after several things (being young and stupid, financial, having my daughter) i backed away from going for my rn. tried getting back to it several times but things weren' "right" at those times. well now things are right! i start my lpn classes on march 12th! i will turn 38 on april 19th and graduate at 39. i plan on continuing on to rn and ultimatly..i've love love love to work nicu. (since both my girls spent the first couple of weeks of their lives in nicu i realized i loved it)

    best of luck to you.
  7. by   dijaqrn
    Got my RN at age 52!!!!!!!!!!
    Good luck in school!
  8. by   kro9834
    Hi, I am soon to be 48 and getting my Associate's degree in nursing this May. It has been quite a journey that you will surely enjoy at this time in your life. All the best to you....hang in there!
  9. by   fshnbaybe
    Wow! Thanks so much for all the encouragement! And congratulations to you all. It takes a lot of courage, self-respect and determination to do this. Thank you for the inspiration.

    Lanie:studyowl:

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