Considering Nursing school, need advice - page 2

by azgal40

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Hi everyone, I am soon to be 36 years old, and seriously considering nursing school. I started about 12 years ago but do to financial reasons I didn't get far. Every day I regret not finishing. I work full time and have 3... Read More


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    Quote from purplemania
    I started nursing school at age 45, while working full time. My kids were grown, however. It is not easy, you have to focus on what needs to be done right now, and learn to let some things slide. I think adult students do better because they are able to focus and prioritize their time. I regret not doing it sooner---don't be like me and put it off so long.
    hi! thanks.I am inspired bec of your message. i hope i can finished my nursing school october next year. been back to school again after i worked in California as a nurse attentant. and discovering my love in this profession. i am struglling right now to finish this BSN here in the Philippines. sooner i'll be back to Ca. for good and for a better future with my 3 kids. being a single mom with my parents support its really hard to go back to school again. but being positive and focuzed i know i can make it. i am just wandering if you can help me or give me some ideas on where to concentrate(subject matter) now. that can give me good foundation to have a passing score when i take the NCLEX Exam after i graduated. more power to all nurses!
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    Go for it girl. At 41 yo, 3 sons and going through a nasty divorce I decided to go to LVN school. I graduated with a 3.8 GPA. I am now a very, very busy surgery nurse and will be going back to school part-time while working to obtain my RN. I will succeed and so will you if you truly have it in your heart! Good luck and keep me posted.
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    Quote from KimT35
    Hi everyone, I am soon to be 36 years old, and seriously considering nursing school. I started about 12 years ago but do to financial reasons I didn't get far. Every day I regret not finishing. I work full time and have 3 kids. I was wondering if any of you went to school "Later in life" and if so how did you handle raising kids and holding a job while going to school? Quitting work is not an option, so I would love to hear from some of you who have done it. Thanks so much for your time, and have a great day everyone

    Kim
    I am 35 and plan to graduate next year from Second Bachelor program. And I have 3 year old. I got a part time job this summer in hospital setting but afraid to think how Im going to manage it in the fall. So far it was OK. One day in a time. It's hard sometimes but I like it.
    Last edit by Purlple on Aug 13, '04
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    Quote from charliegirlnurse
    Go for it girl. At 41 yo, 3 sons and going through a nasty divorce I decided to go to LVN school. I graduated with a 3.8 GPA. I am now a very, very busy surgery nurse and will be going back to school part-time while working to obtain my RN. I will succeed and so will you if you truly have it in your heart! Good luck and keep me posted.
    You go girl!..

    I am in RN program right now and I think oldest person in our class is a guy who is over 50.


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