Will be starting LPN program in Aug. and I am 51

  1. Hi

    I have been enjoying my visits to the message boards on this site. I am starting the LPN program in Aug., I am 51 and have been a massage therapist for 15 years. I am very excited about my new career choice and hope that I can carry through with it...I have to carry through. I would like to bridge into RN or BSN and then to nurse practitioner eventually. I would like to be able to use what I have learned as a massage therapist in my dealings with my patients. I was in a delima a few weeks ago as to whether I really wanted to go into the LPN first or just try later for the rn route. I have already been accepted into an LPN program so I feel now that that is the way that I should go. I have enjoyed classes like medical terminology (which we do a lot of online work) and computer class. Dosage Calculations is not easy for me but I am working hard on it (we had to take these classes as a prereq.). I really am looking forward to spending more time on this site and others.
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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   Tweety
    Welcome and good luck in pursuing all your goals and dreams.
  4. by   suzy253
    hiya and welcome! i started nursing school last year at age 50. good luck to you--i'm sure you'll do just fine.
  5. by   Energizer Bunny
    YOU GO!!!!! Age is just not a factor!!!! Welcome to All Nurses!!
  6. by   Blackcat99
    Welcome! My mom started LPN school at age 50 and did just fine! That's great that you know massage therapy too! :hatparty:
  7. by   NurseDiva04
    I will be 44 starting nursing courses in Sept. However, I don't want to stop there. I wish you all the best and now adays, I guess "age is nothing but a number" as we rub Flex All on these joints!
  8. by   MrsDeeDubs
    I will be 49 when I start my RN classes (finishing pre-reqs now). I'm happy to know I'm not alone in this venture and that there are so many "oldies-but-goodies" like myself out there!
  9. by   NURSEPATTY
    hi, was 44 myself when i entered the lpn program, & have been working now for the last 4 years.have done the hospital scene, the ltc facilities, but now work agency and thoroughly love it. you have so many options opened to you in this field, more so if you attain your rn license.but that choice is yours alone to make. just enjoy the experiences that you will be exposed to. some of your days you may feel like pulling out your hair, but for the most part, you will go home with a sense of knowing that you truly touched somebody's life in a special way. we are here for you, and wish you the best in your studies.........
  10. by   NURSEPATTY
    Quote from nursepatty
    hi, was 44 myself when i entered the lpn program, & have been working now for the last 4 years.have done the hospital scene, the ltc facilities, but now work agency and thoroughly love it. you have so many options opened to you in this field, more so if you attain your rn license.but that choice is yours alone to make. just enjoy the experiences that you will be exposed to. some of your days you may feel like pulling out your hair, but for the most part, you will go home with a sense of knowing that you truly touched somebody's life in a special way. we are here for you, and wish you the best in your studies.........
    oh yeah....by the way...i will be going for my rn some time next year. wish me luck!

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