Looking for some advice to become a practical nurse

  1. I would like to know and get some advice/feedback on becoming an practical nurse. I have decided from my career exploration that nursing would be a good career for me. However, having done some math testing in the career exploration program, it states my math's are very low. I would have to upgrade from grade school and up and then do the school testing to see if I even can get into school. I am a mature student and have decided to make a career change at 38 years old. What advice would you give someone after reading my story? I could use some.
    Last edit by sirI on Nov 24, '09
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  3. by   elkpark
    Welcome to allnurses!

    If you are sure that you want to go into nursing, I would encourage you to work with the developmental folks at your nearest community college to get your math skills up to speed (and get help with any other areas you may need). Talk to the nursing programs in your area and see what prerequisites they require, and taking some of the prerequisites would give you an idea of how comfortable you are going to be with doing the academic work. Then you can proceed from there.

    Best wishes!
  4. by   itsmejuli
    I'm also a mature student, I'm 47.

    I started back to college in my early 30's. I had to do math and english upgrading before I could start college level classes. Since then I've completed college algebra, trig and will soon do statistics. I've also completed 2 english writing classes as well as a literature class.

    I've also just graduated with honors from an LPN program, just about completed the nursing pre-reqs and expect to be accepted soon into the RN program.

    Its never too late to go to school and no matter how long it takes, you will get there if its what you want to do.

    Don't ever let anyone tell you that you're too old or that you'll never succeed.