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  1. by   droadracer
    I just want to mention...I am 56..have an application already in to a 2 yr nurisng program. I will admit that I have considered my age...it does not last long..it is really what I want to do..did I mention that I am a male...Just go tackle it..if you have the desire...
  2. by   Seven, RN2b
    Quote from droadracer
    I just want to mention...I am 56..have an application already in to a 2 yr nurisng program. I will admit that I have considered my age...it does not last long..it is really what I want to do..did I mention that I am a male...Just go tackle it..if you have the desire...
    Excellent! Go Roadracer!

    Thanks for your post.
  3. by   cardinalalum
    I don't think you will regret pursuing nursing. I too worked in customer service for a wonderful company for 19 years when they experienced a reorganization. I also made an excellent salary and it was hard to leave, but took a severance package and headed back to school for nursing. I am 43 years old and it has been the best thing I have ever done and won't ever look back.

    $40K for tuition is kind of steep so you might want to think about pursuing an LPN (only takes approximately one year), go to work and have your employer pay for your BSN. Much cheaper!!!

    Good luck to you and your future decision making.
  4. by   Seven, RN2b
    Quote from cardinalalum
    I don't think you will regret pursuing nursing. I too worked in customer service for a wonderful company for 19 years when they experienced a reorganization. I also made an excellent salary and it was hard to leave, but took a severance package and headed back to school for nursing. I am 43 years old and it has been the best thing I have ever done and won't ever look back.

    $40K for tuition is kind of steep so you might want to think about pursuing an LPN (only takes approximately one year), go to work and have your employer pay for your BSN. Much cheaper!!!

    Good luck to you and your future decision making.
    Thank you for your response and inspiration! I appreciate the messages that God has sent me through those on this post.

    Yes, I figured out the tuition for private school was probably way out of wack. I intend to pursue through a community college. And, as you suggested - I'm hoping to get with an employer (as a CNA/PCT) that will assist in the nursing education tuition.

    Thank you for your good wishes.

    Best to you. Happy Holidays!:Holly1:
    RMBnAZ
  5. by   azrn08
    RMBnAz,
    Are you a 'zonie' I am a 38 year old Prescott Valley woman who was just accepted into the nursing program at Yavapai Community College. I was self employed for the last 20 years and I am going back to school full time. I have 2 teenage children and a wonderful and supporting husband but I must say that going down to one income definitely has its challenges. Thank G-- that Yavapai's tuition is only 6000 for the entire course books not included.

    Good luck to you and I'm sure you will do fine just keep your head up and stay focused.
  6. by   Seven, RN2b
    Quote from azrn08
    RMBnAz,
    Are you a 'zonie' I am a 38 year old Prescott Valley woman who was just accepted into the nursing program at Yavapai Community College. I was self employed for the last 20 years and I am going back to school full time. I have 2 teenage children and a wonderful and supporting husband but I must say that going down to one income definitely has its challenges. Thank G-- that Yavapai's tuition is only 6000 for the entire course books not included.

    Good luck to you and I'm sure you will do fine just keep your head up and stay focused.
    I've been a "zonie" for almost 4 years. I was born a Michiganian.

    Congratulations on your decision!!

    Thanks for your well-wishes. I will surely need them.

    RMBnAZ
  7. by   azrn08
    Where are you located at?

    I had to take a class through Rio Salado and if I still lived in the valley that is where I would attend. They have an awesome support source with a lot of online courses and they are reasonably priced. They also start many courses every two weeks and have a variety of accelerated courses.

    Just a little food for thought. Their flexibility might allow you to work and attend with a lot less expensive. Good Luck!!
  8. by   Seven, RN2b
    AZMOM -

    Can't thank you enough for your suggestions a few weeks ago. I started some of my Rio on-line prerequisite classes today. So exciting - and, overwhelming. And, I'm hoping to begin my CNA class in the next 2-3 weeks.

    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts.

    RMBnAZ

    Get your CNA like you have planned. While doing that, take the prereqs for Gateway's FastTrack LPN program: Certificate : Practical Nurse Fast Track : Nursing : GateWay Community College. It's only two courses -- a three credit and a one credit. I believe they both can be taken online through Rio Maricopa Community College, Maricopa County Community College, Rio Salado College for Distance Learning Online Education, Rio Salado Community College (who offers course start dates every two to four weeks for most courses).
  9. by   galgirl
    Hello, I am 44 and am a pre nursing student....go for it, I am. We have a lot to offer the profession. Good Luck and don't give up if nursing is your passion
  10. by   Batman24
    I will be 36 next month and I am applying and taking care of pre-reqs right now. We can do it!! :spin:
  11. by   stpauligirl
    I am 47 and working on it :spin:
    You go girl, we only have one life....be all you can be
  12. by   krupa
    Quote from RMBnAZ
    I know that the college I'm considering has a tuition assistance association with a hospital/healthcare affiliate - The contract requires you to work for them a year per every $____ they cover. My fear is - You're stuck - for up to 3 years and they basically control your salary and you could be making less than what is fair for your skill set. Is that possible?

    Can you please send me address or contact information of tution assistant association with hospital /healthcare afflilate (contract)
    I am looking for hospital who do the contract with student. my nice is planning to go for nursing.
    Thank you very much.
    Raju
  13. by   krupa
    Can i have address or contact information of tution assistant association with hospital /healthcare afflilate (contract)
    I am looking for hospital who do the contract with student. my nice is planning to go for nursing.
    Thank you very much.
    Raju

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