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- May 24, '12 by LindaBright"you're going to be 31 in three years no matter what. you can either be 31 and starting a career you really enjoy, or you can be 31 and doing something else. the only person who can tell you you're too old is yourself."
i love that. there is no age limit on starting a career that you love. there are always circumstances behind not discovering a "calling" or being able to follow that call, but those don't define the person, especially the nurse. also, most nurse educators favor older students, for just the reasons you said - more focus, more drive, more life experience, etc.
go for it, and good luck!!
- May 24, '12 by HorseshoeQuote from dannygurl84When I was contemplating changing careers, I told my mom, "I really want to be a nurse, but I would be 32 before I would graduate." She responded, "How old will you be in 4 years if you DON'T go to nursing school?"Right now I'm 28 and when I finish I will be 31. I just feel like I should of been started my career. I'm so tired of beating myself up. I started back in "04" but I just didn't finish. I'm doing really good and im more focused now since I'm older. Any advice out there?
I thought, "well, DUH."
- May 24, '12 by IowaDivaOh, Honey! It is definitely not too late. I'm taking my 150-hour CNA class and am excited to start my prerequisites this fall. I turned 49 last week. I had to raise my kids (still have a 10-year-old at home) before I could do what I've wanted to do for quite a while. Apparently, I wasn't ready when I was in my early 20s. I am ready now. I know I can do this. Just had to clean the cobwebs out of my brain first! You will do great!!
- May 24, '12 by dedicated2HelpJust read this and I'm curious to know what area you are from? Some colleges allow you to begin the BSN program if you already have a B.S. in a different area. May i ask why a LVN opposed to the RN?
- May 24, '12 by dannygurl84Quote from dedicated2HelpI'm from Louisiana. I don't have a B.S, I'm doing my BSN now and I'm going for my RN.Just read this and I'm curious to know what area you are from? Some colleges allow you to begin the BSN program if you already have a B.S. in a different area. May i ask why a LVN opposed to the RN?
- May 24, '12 by cally527I will be 35 in a few days and I am hoping to start an ADN program in the fall. You are never to old if it is something you want to do but doing something you hate/don't want to be doing can make you old before your time!
- May 24, '12 by Darkstar1485I'm 27 and I thought I was too old to go back to school for my BSN. This makes me realize how crazy I was for believing that. I got my BA in business in 2006 but needed a change. You're never too old to improve. :spin:
- May 24, '12 by britney705No!! It's never too late go for it! I will be starting nursing school around the same age and I used to think just like you. Until I realized that I was starting my future at the perfect age because I was older I knew I was less prone to jumping into something that I didn't really have my heart into. So Good Luck!!
- May 24, '12 by man-nurse2bQuote from dannygurl84lets see,I'm currently a cable tech getting into nursing career,it took me 4 years to complete my prereqs and get my AA,now, if I get in a BSN program I want to for spring 2013 I'll be done at age 37 oooook now I feel really old...31? really? are you kidding me? lol I moved to USARight now I'm 28 and when I finish I will be 31. I just feel like I should of been started my career. I'm so tired of beating myself up. I started back in "04" but I just didn't finish. I'm doing really good and im more focused now since I'm older. Any advice out there?
8 yeas ago my first job in USA was at a fried chicken place making 7 bucks an hour...now I make, well, more than twice that...I know all about starting over....so no its never too young to start over lol.Last edit by man-nurse2b on May 24, '12
- May 24, '12 by BrookelinI hope 31 isn't too old! I'm 31 and still have another three semesters before I can even apply to the BSN program. I'll be almost 35 before I graduate (and that's if I get accepted right away). I figured out my dream just a little late, but better late than never!