Opinions please, am I too old?? - page 3

by PennyNickelDime_RN 2,998 Views | 24 Comments

Hi everyone, I am 48 years old and have been in college for two years. I made the decision that I wanted to pursue a career in nursing. I was accepted to a wonderful school with a full scholarlship. My question is this,... Read More


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    I started college from scratch at 47, am now going on 51 with my LPN license and will be starting 3rd semester nursing to hopefully get my RN by next spring.

    I also went into first semester nursing when I was 47 with a woman who was 53..........you're not too old..........!!!
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    GO FOR IT!!!!!!!!!! If you really want to do this, I think you should. Don't use age as an excuse for anything. Go for it, go for it, go for it.

    If you have any physical problems, then that may put a little damper on things such as late night studying and being your on feet during practice and clinicals. Only you know how far you can push your body.
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    Do it Sprklplnty...and don't ever look back!!
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    Thanks to all for your encouragement! I'm going to move ahead full throttle.

    ~~sprklplnty~~
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    the average age of nurses
    at my job
    is 48...

    I am in my fifties
    working at the bedside
    I get tired
    but stay fit..
    I am not certain I could work at pace fulltime..

    your BSN will open doors to many options
    I'm with those who advise
    you pick carefully



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