starting a nursing career in late 30's - page 2

by kkroczek1976 2,711 Views | 15 Comments

I am still in my first year of nursing school. I am nervous about starting a profession later in the game. I know I still have many challenges ahead in school but I would like some input from anyone who was in the same position I... Read More


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    I had a friend in college (nursing school) who attended and graduated and she was in her mid 50's and a grandmother and she did well in school, it was hard for her, but she did it and worked until she retired at 65. So honey, you can do it, you are not too old.
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    Im a 36 year old single mom of 3 and just became an LPN and am in school going for my RN...welcome to the club
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    Graduated from college and got my RN license at age 38. Now I look back and realize how young that really was, and I'm SO glad I did it when I was still bursting with energy and able to manage school, work, and raising four school-age kids.
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    I became an LPN in my mid 40's and then an RN at age 58!! Yep, that is a current picture!! I don't plan on retiring at 65 either. I love my job as a school nurse and becoming a nurse is one of the greatest joys in my life!! Keep going and may God bless your endeavors. I know He did mine!
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    I was the young age of 41 when I became a nurse....best decision I ever made....wanted to do it when I had the chance when I attended college the first time around, but let the percieved "stigma" of being a male nurse deter me...well, everthing has it's time and place, you have found your's....and hey man, we are still YOUNG! lol...enjoy the ride and good luck!
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    I am 36 and in my second semester of nursing school. No medical experience, 2 young children, and a full time job in an unrelated field. Going to school has been the best thing I've done for me and my family in a long time! It's not easy, but the worthwhile ventures never are. Good luck!


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