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.
  6. by   Cmahon73
    I am a wife, mother, and grandmother. I waited until i was in my 40s to become a nurse. I waited till my kids were older and it was the best thing that i ever could have done. Its never too late to go to school and to better yourself. I did it and i love it and my family supported and encouraged me. Your never too old and its never to late. Good luck!!!
  7. by   ROOKIELZ
    I am 52 and I take my licencing exam in 3 weeks. GO FOR IT!!
  8. by   T-Bird78
    When I was in LPN school, I was 29 and a single mom. I was also one of the youngest in my class! I had a few classmates in their early/mid 50s, so it's not too late. My cousin graduated from a medium-sized college with her bachelors and had a fellow BA graduate at the young age of 88!