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  1. [font=book antiqua]hello, can someone help me make a decision, i am currently in school for medical assistant with 1 yr left to graduate, nursing is my passion i decided against nursing for 2 reasons 1.my age (41 in october) 2. been a aide for 20 yrs and my body tired. i love nursing though. i can transfer to a 15 month program with about 3-4 months taken of which equals what i have left in school now. can someone please help me make a decision soon...........
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  3. by   suebird3
    Welcome to allnurses.com. I moved your post to a Forum that is more suited for your question. Good luck!

    Suebird
  4. by   helpingismypassion
    thanx sue i appreciate that i put it there by mistake and didn't know how to change it. still figuring things out here.
  5. by   EricJRN
    Don't let your age stop you. Here's one way to look at it: You're still going to be 43 in a couple of years. You can either be 43 and a nurse, or 43 and not a nurse.
  6. by   LauraF, RN
    Quote from helpingismypassion
    [font=book antiqua]hello, can someone help me make a decision, i am currently in school for medical assistant with 1 yr left to graduate, nursing is my passion i decided against nursing for 2 reasons 1.my age (41 in october) 2. been a aide for 20 yrs and my body tired. i love nursing though. i can transfer to a 15 month program with about 3-4 months taken of which equals what i have left in school now. can someone please help me make a decision soon...........

    don't use your age to gauge what you should. if it is something that is your passion then i say go for it. i'm 40 and just graduated. i was also 6 months pregnant with a very high risk pregnancy, including severe hypertension,and insulin dependent gestational diabetes. i even passed boards. trust me my body is tired too. there were some days after clinicals i had to come home and lay down for awhile. my husband helped out a lot. i also have a 5 year old and a 6 year old. the 5 year old is a special needs child. she has tons of appointments, and meetings about her school and the therapies. you have to manage your time when you have a family but certainly age is not an issue. there were several of us "non-traditional" students. in fact there were more "non" then there were "traditional". i say go for it.
  7. by   Little Panda RN
    Hello helpingismypassion,

    I am 44 years old and just graduated this May with my LPN. I was a medical assisstant for 12 years and always wanted to be a nurse. Don't let your age stop you, you are young. Age is only a frame of mind. I say go for it,you will be glad that you did
  8. by   truern
    Well, youngun, you're still young enough to be my...well, whatever..hehe

    You're NEVER too old nd_mom....don't let a number keep you from your dream!!
  9. by   Little Panda RN
    Hello truern,

    I just noticed that you passed your nclex-rn the same day that I passed my nclex-pn. Congratulations to you!!!
  10. by   truern
    Quote from nd_mom
    Hello truern,

    I just noticed that you passed your nclex-rn the same day that I passed my nclex-pn. Congratulations to you!!!
    Same to you, nd_mom

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