First off.. Hi. This is my first post. Great site.. I have already found alot of answers to questions I had.
I have been an a audio engineer/producer for the last 9 years and making a necessary career change due to familial duties. I have been putzing around for the last year at a punch in punch out sort of job pondering wich direction I wanted to take as far as a new career. After doing alot of research and soul searching; I have decided that nursing would be right up my alley.
Now the only problem that I foresee...Is working for 9.00 to 11.00 ph as a CNA until I finish my LPN. Im old and need more $$! Im 34 and dread the idea of "paying my dues" all over again. I guess my question is this...Have you or do you know of anyone who at my age has persued a career in nursing? Extra points if male.
I guess Im just looking for some general feedback!
I'll graduate this spring with my BSN. I'll be 48 when I graduate...and I honestly don't think I'll be 'too old'. Sometimes it seems strange to be this age and be at the bottom of the learning curve.
On the other hand, when I'm out there competing with 24 year olds for a job, I can honestly say that I'll bring to my prospective employer a lifetime of skills and experience that no 24 year old can have, no matter how bright they are. I've been around the block, so I tend to have common sense and stability, things I may have lacked when I was younger.
I mean no disrespect to the younger nurses. I am constantly impressed by the dedication, compassion, and sheer intelligence of my younger classmates. I applaud them all.
You are never too old to learn. And there are so many different paths you can take when you are an RN.
Last edit by Halinja on Oct 6, '06