I'm looking for some advice. I have been seriously considering going back to school and becoming a nurse but I wonder if I am just too old at this point. I will be 48 in June.
My info: I have a BS in Business from GCC. I looked into the Accelerated program and was shocked by the $65K that I was quoted. I think my best bet would be to go to OCC/Kean. Get my RN and then go on to taking classes towards a MSN. I have already taken A&P I so I think I only need to take II and Organic Chemistry.
I would take the Master's Classes while working as a nurse so I believe I could be finished with RN part in 2.5 yrs. I'd be 50 at that point. Did I really just type that?!
One other question. Everything I am reading makes me believe that I would need a BSN to get a job. However, would they take into consideration that I have a BS plus and RN and I am working on MSN?
I know 50 is the new 40 and I'm definitely a young at heart 47 yr old but I know nursing can be very physically demanding and I worry if it would be too much to start at this age.
I want to do something that interests me and yet helps people. I want to do something that has real meaning.
Thanks for any advice you have.