Hello everyone, I am new to the board and have a question. I am 52 years old. I have a bachelor's degree in biology and want so badly to go back to school for an R.N. I have completed pre-requsites and have all A's in my classes so feel I could complete nursing school academically. I am wondering, however, how physically demanding actual nursing school itself is. I have some minor arthritic back pain but am otherwise in good health. Because I seem to have slowed down a little after age 50 physically, I am hesitant about the backbreaking work required at hospitals for a career choice, (Yes, I DO appreciate how hard RN's do work in the hospitals) but I think I could do many other types of nursing careers, like perhaps home health care or working in a doctor's office. I am looking at applying to the RN associates degree at Tri-C (Cuyahoga Community College) in Cleveland, Ohio mainly due to the lower cost. Could anyone offer me any advice in this area? Anyone went to nursing school over 50 that could comment? Or anyone attended Tri-C that could explain the physical requirements involved? Suggestions, advice anyone? It will be greatly appreciated.