I think you’re making a very smart move. Nursing is an excellent career to be in right now. In fact, it has been ranked as the top career of 2012 by the U.S. News and World Report!
Regarding your age, I think you’ll do just fine so long as you have the mental and physical strength to endure the pulls and pressures of the job. As you may know, nursing involves being on your feet the whole time and working closely with patients who are sick or injured. If you’re up for it, then don’t let your age stop you.
And there are certain advantages of entering this field at a slightly advanced age. For one, you will bring with you a vast pool of valuable life experiences all of which will help you deal with your patients. I also believe people your age, because of all that they’ve been through in their personal life and career, are more confident, professional and wiser than fresh grads. So, use that to your advantage in your new career.
You should start the process soon by shortlisting appropriate nursing programs at schools of your choice. While you’re doing that, take a look at the Associate’s degree in Nursing Education
at Stevens-Henager College. The program can be completed in just 22 months on their flexible schedule, giving you a chance to begin your career that much sooner!