Hi. I would like to get some input on this. I have always, always wanted to be a nurse; I was accepted at a few nursing schools in the early 70's but didnt' attend due to some bad choices I made at that time. I am still very much interested in nursing but I'm 49!!! Am I way too old? In your classes did you have students my age? It is my lifelong dream yet I don't know if I should apply to the schools in my area. Help! And thanks for any input. I really appreciate it!
I too went to school relatively late in life (mid- to late 30s) and found that I was far from the oldest in my class (she was 54). The youngest was 19, and ended up washing out in the last semester due, basically, to simple immaturity. The only real hazard of going into nursing later in life is that your life experience tends to make patients, and even instructors, think you know more than you actually do. You will have to remind them from time to time that you're new to this particular endeavor, just like your classmates. That said, I can only encourage you to GO FOR IT!!!
Last edit by VivaLasViejas on Jan 13, '03