Am I to old??? - page 2
Hi, I would like your thoughts, I am 49, have been a paramedic for the past 25 years, I want to take the ADN program at a local collage, 2 year course. I am really getting burned out with EMS and... Read More
Aug 15, '04Quote from SiliconeThis is totally true.You know what? You're still going to be 49 whether you start
your ADN program now or not. And you'll still be 52 in three
years, whether you decide to do this or not.
If nursing will make you happy, what is age but a number? Pursuing and achieving our goals is what makes getting out of bed every day worthwhile.
Aug 15, '04I have an Aunt who is late 70's still doing some home visits. She got her ADN in her 50's and never regretted it. I say go for it!
Aug 15, '04Quote from mattsmom81Wow! Cool!I have an Aunt who is late 70's still doing some home visits...
Please pass along my / our best!
Aug 24, '04I had been working for over 25 years in a field that I did not like. At age 46, I became a registered nurse (7 years ago). Never regretted going back to school. I LOVE NURSING! Go for it!
Aug 24, '04Quote from love-a-nursei'm 57 and will begin my lst semester for bsn. i'll be 60 when i graduate.no, it is not too late.
no you're not too old. i figure i'll be able to relate well to the agede population and the youngin's as a grandma.
plus, i don't plan on playing bingo or cards in my future years!!
i want to contribute more to my surrounding world as long as the lord
i'm the oldest in my class and fit in nicely . we are all there for the same goal
oh, also, there are two classmates (male) who are over 50 too!!!!
Aug 25, '04Paulclark911... No you are not too old!!! I wanted you to know about the excelsior program that a few of the nurses where I work are going thru. If you are a paramedic you can do the course all on line except for the clinicals, you will have to check out their website for more info.
Quote from paulclark911Hi, I would like your thoughts, I am 49, have been a paramedic for the past 25 years, I want to take the ADN program at a local collage, 2 year course. I am really getting burned out with EMS and feel I need a change. Its not the money so much I make more in EMS after 25 years than I would starting out as a nurse. But I really would love to be an RN. Yesterday I was in the OR doing intubations, I hadn't had a field arrest in a while and the Command Doc, wanted me to go. I was very impressed with the nurses. I can't get in to a class until next fall but am looking for advice, I don't think I can continue in EMS much longer but feel I still love taking care of the sick and injuried. Now my wife may try to talk me out of going to, (she is an RN) but I will still need to work for 15 more years. I think nursing is more secure and my wife and I could go any where and work, what do you think should I try it or apply at Wal-Mary? Thanks Paul