Too late to become an LPN? - page 2

Hello, I am 48 and have been accepted into an LPN program in the fall. I am hoping to complete it and move to Naples, FL. I would love to work a couple of days a week, nothing full time. I am not... Read More

  1. by   jagdevcheema

    i am also above 40 and i am also thinking to become LVN . just completed CNA in fresno ca.
  2. by   imhorsemackerel
    I just graduated, and I had a couple of classmates in their 40s. However, they were CNAs, so they were able to get by. It will take a lot of dedication and support. With my class, we saw each other everyday, so it was hard to not support each other. They will value your experience, and you will learn from their different points of view. Fortunately there are many resources and types of media available to reinforce any topic you'll learn in class.
  3. by   caliotter3
    Not too late to get the license, but don't be discouraged by a lack of enthusiasm to hire you because of your age. If you emphasize that you only want to work part time, that should help.
  4. by   Perspective
    Quote from edmseat35
    I am 61 and I went to LVN school at 58. To quote my aunt- "You're never too old to try something new". Just know you will devote a year of your life to learning a lot. But you can do it!!! I work full time at a long term care facility. I work 6p-6a. I love what I do but hate the handcharting. But I do believe I do love the residents very much!! GO FOR IT!
    Very encouraging for me because I'm 50 and plan on being in the lvn pre nursing studies this coming fall! This gives me hope!
  5. by   soutthpaw
    46 and doing my BSN now, will graduate next year in May if all goes well.