I'm 50, and just a little over 2.5 years ago I too was taking the TEAS and starting my nursing education. I am now in a bachelor's program and really enjoying it. However, you need to know...nursing is a very competitive field right now, and you will need to be sharp, hard-working, determined, and very strong emotionally and physically to get through your challenge ahead. Nursing is not for the faint of heart, my dear. Hone your business skills and learn how to write a great cover letter and resume. In this economic environment be prepared for lots of NOs. "Thank you for applying, but you are not being considered for this position at this time."
I did not work or intern during my ADN; I wish i had. You are going to need some kind of experience as you enter the job field; this is hurting me right now regardless of my BSN.
I wish you well. I'm positive you will make a great nurse b/c raising children is a tough job too
Your life experiences will also help you become something new....a nurse.