The old woman got in!!!!!

  1. I'm so happy. Got in to the xtreeemely competitive LPN program in our community, at the local Jr. College. I was only an ALTERNATE, too. Not bad for a 51 yr old, huh! The 2 prerequisite courses I needed (Nursing Nutrition & Anat/Physiology) were very difficult, but the other old guy in the class and I made the only A's. Them youngin's just couldn't keep up! I am elated. Got all my supplies today. Now that's what I call FUN! The advisors, students, teachers have advised me to continue on for the RN. I feel content with finishing the LPN program first and last while having time for my art. Would like to mix creative arts and nursing, but not "ART THERAPY," but Art for art's sake and nursing for the helping part. (as well as this cool white outfit)
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  2. 22 Comments

  3. by   Love-A-Nurse
    this is great news, congratulations! enjoy the experience.
  4. by   J Lynn
    Congratulations Blondiii :hatparty:

    Welcome to the world of "student nursing". It's definitly a world all it's own.
  5. by   z's playa
    Welcome to our "club". We'll all go through nursing school "together"
  6. by   dwoods1972
    Congrats to you!.....I'll be fifty in August and I also was accepted in an LVN program here in So. Cal.....Good luck to us both during the course of the year:hatparty: [







    QUOTE=blondiii]I'm so happy. Got in to the xtreeemely competitive LPN program in our community, at the local Jr. College. I was only an ALTERNATE, too. Not bad for a 51 yr old, huh! The 2 prerequisite courses I needed (Nursing Nutrition & Anat/Physiology) were very difficult, but the other old guy in the class and I made the only A's. Them youngin's just couldn't keep up! I am elated. Got all my supplies today. Now that's what I call FUN! The advisors, students, teachers have advised me to continue on for the RN. I feel content with finishing the LPN program first and last while having time for my art. Would like to mix creative arts and nursing, but not "ART THERAPY," but Art for art's sake and nursing for the helping part. (as well as this cool white outfit) [/QUOTE]
  7. by   blondiii
    Thanks, z's playa, J Lynn, love a nurse, & dwoods! Yes, good luck to us all. And I am glad to hear of another person close to my age wanting to be a nurse. I had visions of a photo of myself in GUINESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS as the oldest LPN graduate, all hunched over with a nurse cap on, big smile. Well I'm not done yet, just starting, so it could still happen... Have a great day everyone. It is wonderful to have a goal in life, something challenging.
    with love,
    blondiii
  8. by   Energizer Bunny
    Congratulations!!! Great Job!
  9. by   traumaRUs
    blondiii - congrats. I live near Peoria, IL - where are you from?? I'm in an MSN program at the moment but didn't become an RN until I was 36 (I was an LPN for two years before that). Since I'm back in school I'll have to work until I'm older, grayer and more stooped over to pay it off!
  10. by   blondiii
    Hi Trauma,
    I am down in Carbondale, Illinois. ~waving up to P Town~
  11. by   MassLPN2005
    We will be in the same graduating class! I am here in Massachusetts. At thity there were lots younger than me too.
  12. by   IamRN
    Congratulations!!!!
  13. by   tonicareer
    Blondie you give me hope. I am 47, also straight A's and perfect attendance and have been trying for years to get into nursing school. Quess I will just keep trying.
  14. by   Angela Mac
    Quote from MassLPN2005
    We will be in the same graduating class! I am here in Massachusetts. At thity there were lots younger than me too.
    Hi MassLPN- I went to school in the burbs of Boston, great schools....good luck
    And Blondii- congrats- you are an inspiration to all of us over 30.....never too old to learn something new.....
    Last edit by Angela Mac on Jun 18, '04

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