Taking the plunge, I mean inching into the kiddie pool - page 2

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Hi! I'm 31. I never went to college. Even though most would consider me to be a smart guy, I didn't possess the economic, or the ambitious resources to pursue higher education. I've worked in sales for over 10 years. I... Read More


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    Yes to the test out all it will cost you are the Books, but in MN if a Nursing home hires you then they pay for it.

    also if you move to rural the cost of living is less and the jobs are pleniful in the nursing home setting.

    PM me for more information OUr Local Community College has open enrolment
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    It's sure nice to read of all the later-in-life students! I'm 32 as well, married with three young children, and am going back to school now! It feels very strange, and I feel SOOOO old when I go to the campus for anything (haven't started any classes yet) and see all the fresh-out-of-high school students!!!

    Good luck to you!
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    They can let you in based on current GPA since for the most part you will need to take some classes before being admitted to the program. Given the difficulty of the nursing program, you really don't want to be taking your generals at the same time. Nursing courses are a lot of work on their own, no need to be taking chem and bio and speech and humanities and geography and all that nonsense at the same time.
    Anoka Ramsey Community College admits based on a point system. Your GPA garners certain points, having your anatomy and physiology gets you more points, having credits completed at ARCC gets you more points and so on. I'm pretty sure that they take highest points first and do a lottery to fill out the rest of the program. I loved the ARCC nursing program. I felt very ready for the NCLEX when it was all over.
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    [quote=Busia;3578373]It's sure nice to read of all the later-in-life students! I'm 32 as well, married with three young children, and am going back to school now! It feels very strange, and I feel SOOOO old when I go to the campus for anything (haven't started any classes yet) and see all the fresh-out-of-high school students!!!/quote]

    That may seem like the case. but you walk into your 1st nursing LPN class and it is a different story. I was 45 when i started my LPN and I was not the oldest. the oldest was 50. during my RN I was the oldest. but most of the class was in there late 30's to middle 40's.

    I would go for it. I graduated in 2007 as an RN and TODAY I am being interviewed for a DON position in LTC.
    Exciting!!!!!


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