Yeppers I will be a 50yr young male nurse
when I finish my LPN education in NJ. Currently I am taking pre reqs for LPN (with sights set on RN) future at a local community college. I already qualified for next years admittance into voc school for LPN as I missed this years class admission as the class was full. The time frame to get admitted into the local county college for the RN program is about a 2 years wait after completing the pre reqs. IKESSS!!! (4+years) So I have decided to take 10 classes before next Septembers LPN class. I will use the pre reqs towards a rn bsn degree (via lpn - rn program). I will then take the class for LPN starting next September and finish in about 10 months. So again in 2 years I will hopefully be a LPN with about 12 classes that will be able to be used towards a RN degree.
THE Questions...Does this sound like logical route? Are there any recently new nurses in this age category out here? What about all you young-ins give me your thoughts on my choices and planned route. choices).
SOME MORE INFO...I do need to get into the workforce as soon as possible and I will be working until... well i hope forever at some level so I figured a career in health care is a good place to be and with a bsn degree this will hopefully afford different doors down the road I hope (who knows a masters might be in my future) . I was an EMT years ago and loved it. Sure I know the LPN License is going to limit me to LTC / Home health for a period of time but that is fine by me. I am a workaholic and have a great personality so I am sure I will be Okay.
This is a major career change for me as I was a heavy construction contractor until I suffered an injury
to which I had surgery and now I am on my way to a full recovery
. (About 6 months)
I have some friends that think I am entering a young persons field but to be honest my adult Adhd keeps me very young so I really think I can keep up physically and mentally. (I do have a close young cousin whom I have a great relationship with and I followed her through her college studies. She just got her first RN job in med surg with in 1 month of passing n-clex
) I am realling looking forward to a little more consistancy in my life with periods of gratification (although yes I know the gratifications are not what they used to be
but that is our future for all careers)
Well I will stop rambling and I wait in anticipation of your awesome replies