My husband is 55 yrs. old and I have been encouraging him to study nursing. He has a degree in Psychology but is not working related to it. He doesn't like his job now and thought it really sucks for an educated person like him to be in a job he got. That is why I encourage him to study nursing and he may be able to finish in a short period of time since he had some subjects he took before that I am sure would be credited. He may find a better job. But he strongly believe that he is very old to study and very old to get a job as nurse if ever he study and finish it. He believes that it would be really hard for him to get a job as a nurse because of his age. Please give me a good advice. Thank you.
Oct 3, '05
There is no doubt wether he can do it or not. He knows he can do it. I am also absolutely sure that he can do it. My husband is smart. I believe that. It's just that he didn't want to waste his time studying it and finishing it and then he couldn't get a job as a NURSE because of his age. He thinks that a lot of young nurses have more opportunity to get hired than an old one like him. Just like what he believes he couldn't get a job related to his Psychology degree because he is already old. (He's been trying but didn't get lucky.) If he decide for sure to start studying nursing, then he has to stop working and concentrate his studies. That's what we both want, in case he decided to go to school. We both think it's better that way, so he can concentrate, no destruction. I wanted to know, is there a big chance that he could get a job as nurse despite of the age?? Any good advice you can give is a help. Please send me a PM. Thank you.
Quote from SmilingBluEyes
How does HE feel he can do? I had classmates in their 50s who went on to have careers and did fine. It's really up to HIM and his energy levels/drive. if he really wants it, he CAN DO IT!
Last edit by Thunderwolf on Oct 4, '05