TOO Old??? 41 1/2 years old - page 3

Hello everyone, I am soon to be 42 years old, April 2007. I am interested in becoming a Registered Nurse...Should I forget about that dream because of my age? chiari... Read More

  1. by   chubbi
    Quote from lostintrenton
    this is very encouraging also to me however my nerves are getting to me just thinking about this journey ,i just found out i failed the workkeys math part and starting to doubt my self ( if i cant even pass this test how can i even think about going into nursing) however i have already scheduled my retest and going for refresher class soon ......... so thanks for this site
    DON'T DO THAT LOSTINTRENTON! Simply because you failed a test you don't give up, you study and re-test until you pass. If you were in allready in the nursing program and failed a test would you quit...:angryfire No! you'd probably do what I would, pout, complain, have a pity party and STUDY AND RETEST!:spin: :spin: :spin:

    chiari
  2. by   RNSacht
    Quote from lostintrenton
    this is very encouraging also to me however my nerves are getting to me just thinking about this journey ,i just found out i failed the workkeys math part and starting to doubt my self ( if i cant even pass this test how can i even think about going into nursing) however i have already scheduled my retest and going for refresher class soon ......... so thanks for this site

    Okay, I have to share my story. It did take me 7 total years to finish nursing school (pre-reqs and all) I am now 39 and I still remember my first college course, Okay it wasnt even a college course, I called it dummy math,I couldnt pass the algebra part of the math so I had to take a "refresher course" I have now been a nurse for almost 1 and 1/2 years, I am starting my dream job in the emergency in a week. I am so excited it truly is never too late.
    Ps. I ended up being the speaker on behalf of our graduating class, A night my kids will remember forever. Dont give up on a dream.umpiron: :angel2: :yeahthat: :yeahthat:
  3. by   catlover13
    Quote from chubbi
    Hello everyone,

    I am soon to be 42 years old, April 2007. I am interested in becoming a Registered Nurse...Should I forget about that dream because of my age?

    chiari
    I just graduated LPN school at 43.

    Planning on pursuing RN in future, but have no immediate plans to do so. (Hubby still waiting for final placement while finishing graduate school).

    If I work until 67 (God willing), that's still 24 YEARS of time in this career!!!

    One thing I am doing, is taking care of myself (slid in nursing school- absolutely no time for self). Working out (hate it). BUT the job can be very physically and emotionally demanding.

    The only one who can take of yourself is yourself....
  4. by   Jemmica
    Quote from chubbi
    Hello everyone,

    I am soon to be 42 years old, April 2007. I am interested in becoming a Registered Nurse...Should I forget about that dream because of my age?

    chiari

    You are never too old! I graduated last June (2006) and got my RN license in October - I turned 42 in December!

    As I was told - you are going to be 40, 45, etc., anyway why not be that age and an RN?
  5. by   lmp518
    Hi Chubby..I was looking for some feedback on the same question you asked..i'm 34 with 3 kids and a wonderful supportive hubby..I have been working as a CNA for 3 years now and think it is time to take the plunge.....Any others out there with a family who did it?Was it really as hard as it seems? I to feel kinda old to be going back to school...I work with quite a few 20 year olds who are either in nursing school or who are all ready RN'S or LPN's.....Im Just going for it...............
  6. by   Clarise
    Quote from lmp518
    Hi Chubby..I was looking for some feedback on the same question you asked..i'm 34 with 3 kids and a wonderful supportive hubby..I have been working as a CNA for 3 years now and think it is time to take the plunge.....Any others out there with a family who did it?Was it really as hard as it seems? I to feel kinda old to be going back to school...I work with quite a few 20 year olds who are either in nursing school or who are all ready RN'S or LPN's.....Im Just going for it...............
    I have four kids under the age of 7 and I started my prereqs four years ago. I will graduate with my ASN in May of 2007 and will take the NCLEX in July! I turned 36 this past January. Anything is possible - follow your dreams.
  7. by   chubbi
    Wow Clarise, YOU ARE THE QUEEN! How did you do it???

    chiari
  8. by   experimenter
    I'm a 43 year old NYS Correction Officer, about to retire from state service spring of 08. Have all my pre-reqs done for RN except AP 1 @ 2. I chose nursing as a new carreer for several reasons. My wife of 20 years is an RN and has been for 23 years and is MY HEROE. can't wait to be a colleague of hers.Having the time of my life...
  9. by   ROBERTF7
    DEAR CHUBBI,
    GOOD NEWS, I WILL BE 56 ON APRIL 7 TH. I JUST STARTED MY JOB AS NEW GRAD RN THIS WEEK. I FEEL YOUNG AGAIN. GO FOR IT.
  10. by   linzz
    Congratulations ROBERTF, it is always good to have more males in this profession.
  11. by   donsterRN
    I'm going to be 51 at graduation. In this business, ain't no such thing as "too old"...!
  12. by   persistence23
    Hey Chubby,

    Although I'm not a nurse at this moment, But would like to tell you to pursue your dream on becoming a nurse, and do not let money the real motive on not pursuing your dream.

    First of all, since you do not have any college experience, you need to make a visit to a college. Once you get there, this where you will get all the information that you need to begin your educational career. It might be a little intimidating at first, but you'll feel that you belong there once you've settled.

    On the money issue, there are lots of people out there that attends college due to financial aid. There are some money that will be payed back to the institution once you're graduated, depending on your financial need you might get grants from the state, which does not need to be payed back.
    much success to you, do your research, and ask lots of questions.

    Persistence 23
  13. by   Sheri257
    I don't know why we keep getting these threads about being too old.

    I started at 42 and got my license at 46 so ...

    No.

    :typing
    Last edit by Sheri257 on Apr 8, '07

close