Many apologies if this is in the wrong forum.
I'm 41-years young but have taken very good care of myself over the years and am happy to say that I look and feel younger than I am. (is that stuck up of me??!!?)
Anyway, I've been very seriously considering a career change. I've been working for myself, creating business after business, and have now realized it's time to learn a skill that will be secure and lead me into retirement age. I've always been attracted to nursing (many people have told me over the years I'd be perfect for the job) but always felt I couldn't afford the schooling and should instead work for myself.
I'm an information sponge, always seeking to educate myself further. I truly love to learn new things, and am excited at the prospect of becoming a nurse.
My plans are to attend school to achieve my Associate's degree, and then start working as a nurse while working towards my Bachelor's.
But in the back of my mind I wonder: Am I too old to start down this path? Do you know if there are many others out there who make this career shift late in life? How does it work out for them?
Please be honest...my feelings won't be hurt. Just really wondering if this is the right thing to do at my age.
Thank you very much!
Dec 5, '07
Tell us a little bit more about your background...
What type businesses were you involved in?
Did you do sales before?
What prompted you to think of nursing?
Do you have family that will support your decision on the amount of schooling needed to get through?
Last edit by TonyFl on Dec 5, '07