I am done with my first career. I really would like to become an RN. I would be 58 when I would graduate with an A.S. Degree.
- I am very worried though about age discrimination in hiring.
Also, they say there is and will be a nursing shortage, but I don't quite buy that. Please, please respond.
Thank you so much
I have encountered age discrimination. The topic was even brought up in at least one interview. When they see an oldster walk into the room, they want to see someone with a decade or three of experience. I would certainly make certain that you have a secure means of support through school and the foreseeable future. New grad or not, old or not, you can go a long time without a job in nursing. At least that is what I have experienced.
Last edit by caliotter3 on Jul 2, '11