Don't let your age even be a factor in this unless your body is way beyond it's chronological age, that is. Because it is a very physical game, nursing. It does wear one's physical body down after years, though, knees, back, neck. Just make sure your tuition isn't too steep. Is that with living expenses thrown in also? Oh, just reread your post. Since it's a private college, guess it's just the tuition, huh? Well...if you have enough money to live off during the two years or so it'll take to get your ADN, then go for it!
Don't let the vents in here scare you away, either. Too many student nurses and nurse wannabes come on and read our screaming, angry posts and think, no way, that's not for me...we scare 'em off! Not all nursing jobs
are bad, not all nurses are bad. This is just a safe haven for releasing our shift or week's worth of frustration. The other nurses in here understand. No others in the family get us and no others but fellow nurses get it.
Good luck in your nursing degree pursuit. I think it can be gotten through hard work, persistence, and dogged determination.
May your hopes and dreams come through for you.