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- Dec 4, '11 by erinberrinOh, I agree. Age does not matter. I think it is desire and mental ability, and financial ability to achieve such a high goal. I have been so surprised at they amount of financial aid and student loans available to people who want to pursue such a goal. Hats off to you
- Dec 7, '11 by mofomeatQuote from erinberrinAh, I see..put a little giggle on my face in a tough time of being a newbie in this career field and trying to still function at school..at my age..ha..so funny..just funny
p.s., we are mostly the same age. It is an interesting experience in school when you could technically have children the age of most of your classmates, innit?
- Dec 31, '11 by zorro_wranglerExcellent websites..thanks for sharing. Had no idea there was a society of non - traditional med applicants.
- Dec 31, '11 by zorro_wranglerQuote from sunnyjohnxcellent websites..thanks for sharing. Had no idea there was a society of non - traditional med applicants.It has been my experience that many folks who call themselves college advisors, especially pre-med advisors often know least about the process. They are not as knowledable about the pre-med process from a nontraditional students standpoint. They tend to emphasis the obvious and point out factors that may knock an applicant out of the running. I suppose that it so the person stays realistic.
BUT WHO CARES ABOUT BEING A REALIST???
25 is certainly not too old! I agree.
I also applaud your choice to become an NP.
Here are a few websites you may enjoy:
The Society of Non-Traditional Medical and Pre-Medical Students
The Student Doctor Network
Student Doctor Network | A nonprofit educational organization
(Some of the topics on SDN can be nurse-unfriendly, but it is a good pre-med resource)
The American College of Nurse Practitioners
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
- Dec 31, '11 by red2003xltI just graduated from LPN school and haven't sat for the NCLEX but that hasn't stop me from planning my next move.
Get my RN and then either BSN or maybe PA school(and it's details)..
- Jan 1, '12 by Pacs, RNQuote from zorro_wranglerOh, there are. And I think nursing is one of the best premedical course if one wants to pursue medicine because you'll have more clinical knowledge and expertise compared to your non-nursing classmates here in med school.Excellent websites..thanks for sharing. Had no idea there was a society of non - traditional med applicants.