TOO Old??? 41 1/2 years old

  1. 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
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  2. 54 Comments

  3. by   leesespieces
    [font=book antiqua]:smilecoffeecup: absolutely not...don't give up! why do you feel your age is a factor in you becoming a nurse?? i am almost done with school and i can tell you that nursing is my dream, it means a lot to me. it is such a rewarding and fulfilling position and if that is how you view a career in nursing as well, nothing should stop you from attaining your goal!
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    [font=book antiqua]the program i am in consists of such a diverse group of students. males and females, all races, and probably ranges in ages from 20 - 50. i want to say that there was a woman who graduated the program a few years ago who was in her 60's too.
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    [font=book antiqua]good luck to you in whatever you decide to do!!!
  4. by   chubbi
    Thank leesespieces! I needed to hear that...I would really like, NO LOVE to work with peds...or labor&delivery...

    chubbi
  5. by   ITsurvivor06
    hey chubbi.......age alone should not be a factor! i'm 48 and a newly licenced lpn, about to start my first job next week. age alone means nothing! nursing school, whether pn or rn, is tough and very time-consuming, so a lot of support at home, having someone on your side, is a huge help.
    good luck, and go for it!!!!!!!
  6. by   suzy253
    You've only just begun! go for it. I started nursing school when I was 50, just graduated in 6/06 and am now an RN and loving every minute of it (just turned 54!)
    Best wishes.
  7. by   Soup Turtle
    My aunt was in her 40s when she got divorced and went to nursing school. She had NEVER worked and had not even graduated from high school.
  8. by   Leilah75_RN
    You are never too old to pursue what you want to do in your life! age should not stop you from having what you want. go for it and enjoy!!!! best of luck to yah
  9. by   morris-lpn
    welcome to the club, i too am 41.5 y/o. hope to grad this summer with a bsn, if i can get thru critical care, my second time around. the oldest in my class is 58 y/o so no, we are not too old. look at it this way, we cann't retire til we are 68, so that gives us, what +25 years to work.
  10. by   chubbi
    Thanks everyone for your responses...I glad to hear I'm not the only geezer out there. LOL

    Wow! I think I may do this...can do this...No I will draw up a plan on how to do this...


    chubbi
  11. by   chubbi
    I have never attended collage...I am so intimidated by even going inside the building. I have alot of hangups... Exactly what are the steps to enrolling? Is it a long drawn out procedure?? Then, there's the money issue...I don't have any. LOL

    Is it difficult to get financial assistance?

    chubbi
    Last edit by chubbi on Feb 20, '07
  12. by   SuesquatchRN
    Hey, I am 53, was 51 when I started nursing school, became an LPN at 52, and am now working on my RN. A coworker became an RN at 64.

    You're going to age anyway. Do it doing something you love.
  13. by   GardenDove
    Anyone who still celebrates half birthdays is definately not too old!
    Last edit by GardenDove on Feb 20, '07
  14. by   chubbi
    Quote from GardenDove
    Anyone who still celebrates half birthdays is definately not too old!
    LOL...that's funny.

    chubbi

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