I'm seeking feedback on my upcoming nursing pursuit...
MY BACKGROUND: Male / 46yo currently in a Project Management career in the Information Technology(IT) industry. I just achieved my 28 year milestone in this industry; however, I'm looking to make a change for nursing. In my personal life, I have an affinity towards psychology, counseling/teaching, and helping others. While I'm just getting started in researching the nursing path (I.e., pre-requisites, nursing programs
, etc...), I'm leaning towards a 'psychiatric' path. My children are grown and married with their own children, so I have no ties to children/family in my immediate home. I'm recently divorced (amicably).
MY INTENT: To move out of the IT industry and into a field where I am helping others and giving back to the community. To eagerly serve my time along the way; but, to start with a goal of becoming a Nurse Practitioner or beyond. (I suppose I need to have some goal(s) here so that I'm appropriately focused in my schooling choices, job decisions, etc..)
Is this too late in my life to start a nursing career?
Is my age gap in nursing programs going to be an issue? (I presume a majority of attendees are in their twenties starting out their lives/careers)
I welcome all feedback. Thanks in advance!