gettingbsn2msn 7,150 Views
Joined Jul 6, '10.
Posts: 472 (47% Liked)
The oldest in my class was 54 when she started and she works in mental health in a top hospital on the east coast. Myself, I was 50 when I went back and I am happy with my choice.
Please do not worry excessively about this. I am a newer NP and I am 56 years old. I went back to school ten years ago for a BSN so I would have been 46. I have been fired, laid off, you name it and it has happened to me. I am in the process of opening my own practice (so no one can fire me again as I reach age 60!) We are very valuable due to our life skills and our listening abilities. Find your own niche and you will be just fine!!!
Brian would have been so proud.
The best or worse case I ever saw was at Barnes and Nobles. I was in line and their was one cashier and customers backed up for a mile. The cashier just kept going on and on about signing up for their card or whatever they were selling. She was almost robotic and showed no emotion. The lady at the counter finally told her to "shut up" and walked out. Do these companies realize that some people do not want to hear this!
Just because a job is posted does NOT mean it exists. This has been going on since the last recession. I do not understand the benefit to the hospitals of doing this but there must be a financial incentive to them. I was a traveler RN for years and I heard the same thing over and over.
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