gettingbsn2msn 7,657 Views
Joined Jul 6, '10.
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I do not want to hear anybody at 50 is too old to go back to school I was 50 years old and in a MSN program getting my NP degree. I am now going to be 57 this year and opened my own practice in January. So so happy to be out of the hospital arena!!!!!
I understand. However, I agree with the other posters. Stay with your NP title. Take time off for YOURSELF. Find something else you enjoy. Work with underserved women in an inner city location. From what you posted, could be a good fit. I am sure they would love to have you. One of my classmates worked with the HIV population in a clinic situation. I spent time on an HIV floor and it was tremendously rewarding to me. I am someone who is not really motivated by money. I NEED to feel that I am making a difference in the lives of my patients. If you are close to paying off your loans you are doing better than most and you should feel really good about that!!
Excellent! However, I see it happening differently. Nurses will be written up due to the fact that they cannot manage their time well. I have seen this happen.
And this is why I wrote on another thread that "older" nurses are leaving the bedside. We no longer can tolerate the BS.
Happy to be out of the hospital!
I really loved being a travel RN. I learned so much and met so many awesome people. I could write a book with all my stories. BUT, I am older now (56) and practicing as a NP. Most of my patients today are my age so, yes, I am enjoying my life now as well. I will also add that I was also 50 years old and in a NP brick and mortar program.
I finished my BSN at 46 and my MSN at 50. I have been gainfully employed ever since. When I was working the RN role I could run up and down the halls just like my peers. I also worked nights. I am 56 now and have no plans to retire (3 kiddos in college!).
Hospital nursing and night shift are not conducive to weight loss. I was at my highest weight right after starting at a hospital with night shift work. I also developed breast cancer in that time frame. It scared me so much that I quit my night shift job. I went back to NP school and now work 3 days a week. I am almost 30 pounds down now (17 pound loss the first year). I do not know if it is quiting night shift or the cancer scare, but I feel darn good these days!
It is my hobby as well. I figure since i do not smoke or drink, this is an alright hobby to have! Right now I am focused on functional medicine. I already passed my ANP and have been practicing for 5 years now but I love the knowledge I gain.
But I have to agree with the above poster, maybe I should just go to Hawaii!!!!
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