Over 45 and new to nursing

  1. Hi! My baby grew up and is off to college, so I decided to finally use my RN license! When I graduated from Nursing school, I was pregnant and never started a career, preferring to stay at home with my family. Hubby workes rotating shifts and getting child care would have been very difficult. Anyone else come to Nursing after spending many years in the "Mommy Biz"?
    I am on orientation in a Med-Sug floor at the local hospital and I like it very much. Time managent and organizational skills are my weakness; bedside care, the patients and their families, interacting with other nurses and staff are a pleasure for me.
    Any one else going through a big change like me?
    Last edit by heawilreb on Apr 19, '05 : Reason: spelling
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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   z's playa
    Hello and welcome to allnurses! Kudos to you for returning to the world of nursing

    Z
  4. by   Tweety
    Good luck to you! Welcome.
  5. by   Hope2b
    Hi, I am also over 45 by a few years and am in my second semester of nursing school doig my Med Surg rotation. My "baby's" have put off college for now and are still at home with me. I will be glad when I make it to working world, school is tough, but I'm sure based on my clinical experience will be well worth it. I was on line looking for care plans when I came across this web site. Good luck in your new "big change".
    Quote from heawilreb
    Hi! My baby grew up and is off to college, so I decided to finally use my RN license! When I graduated from Nursing school, I was pregnant and never started a career, preferring to stay at home with my family. Hubby workes rotating shifts and getting child care would have been very difficult. Anyone else come to Nursing after spending many years in the "Mommy Biz"?
    I am on orientation in a Med-Sug floor at the local hospital and I like it very much. Time managent and organizational skills are my weakness; bedside care, the patients and their families, interacting with other nurses and staff are a pleasure for me.
    Any one else going through a big change like me?
  6. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Welcome to All Nurses
  7. by   heawilreb
    Quote from Hope2b
    Hi, I am also over 45 by a few years and am in my second semester of nursing school doig my Med Surg rotation. My "baby's" have put off college for now and are still at home with me. I will be glad when I make it to working world, school is tough, but I'm sure based on my clinical experience will be well worth it. I was on line looking for care plans when I came across this web site. Good luck in your new "big change".
    Dear Hope2B, Two of my fellow orientees are also over 45 and I see many student nurses who come to our floor for clinical that are older. I think that it is a growing trend and that our employers (or future employers) appreciate our life experience. Good luck to you!
  8. by   mayfly845
    Quote from heawilreb
    Hi! My baby grew up and is off to college, so I decided to finally use my RN license! When I graduated from Nursing school, I was pregnant and never started a career, preferring to stay at home with my family. Hubby workes rotating shifts and getting child care would have been very difficult. Anyone else come to Nursing after spending many years in the "Mommy Biz"?
    I am on orientation in a Med-Sug floor at the local hospital and I like it very much. Time managent and organizational skills are my weakness; bedside care, the patients and their families, interacting with other nurses and staff are a pleasure for me.
    Any one else going through a big change like me?
    WELL GOOD LUCK YOULL GET THROUGH
  9. by   WillowSpirit4404
    Quote from heawilreb
    Hi! My baby grew up and is off to college, so I decided to finally use my RN license! When I graduated from Nursing school, I was pregnant and never started a career, preferring to stay at home with my family. Hubby workes rotating shifts and getting child care would have been very difficult. Anyone else come to Nursing after spending many years in the "Mommy Biz"?
    I am on orientation in a Med-Sug floor at the local hospital and I like it very much. Time managent and organizational skills are my weakness; bedside care, the patients and their families, interacting with other nurses and staff are a pleasure for me.
    Any one else going through a big change like me?
    Yes, I know what your going thru. Do you find it a little harder to keep things in your head cuz of the age thing. I don't know if it's age or Hormones.
  10. by   Thunderwolf
    Change is the name of the game.
    Good luck in all!!
    Welcome to allnurses!!!

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