Are we all old??? - page 10

Hi Everybody. I'm new to this board, but it seems that there are a lot of older/returning students here. Just out of curiousity, how old are you and where are you in life??? I'm 33 and a... Read More

  1. by   klama78
    I'm 29, and have a Law degree. I started working in an office (yuck) and then as a nanny, and specialised in newborn infant care. Now I am determined to go to nursing school and train as a Pediatric/Neonatal NP. I love working with babies and very young children. I am doing my pre-reqs this year and probably next year too and hope to apply next Fall to the accelerated BSN at MGH in Boston to start in Summer 2009. Quite an adventure I am embarking on!!!
  2. by   mommalumps
    Quote from klama78
    I'm 29, and have a Law degree. I started working in an office (yuck) and then as a nanny, and specialised in newborn infant care. Now I am determined to go to nursing school and train as a Pediatric/Neonatal NP. I love working with babies and very young children. I am doing my pre-reqs this year and probably next year too and hope to apply next Fall to the accelerated BSN at MGH in Boston to start in Summer 2009. Quite an adventure I am embarking on!!!
    I love children, too. They bring out the best in me. It is sort of a double edged sword, though. Seeing daily how grown folks dishonor them; I would have to refrain myself from violence often. Yet, they are so full of promise; promise that we have lost with bitterness. They smell sweet naturally, too.:heartbeat Good luck to you. Boston is not such a far jump culturally from cities in the U.K; some accents are different : "bar" is "bahh" and "car" is "cahh". My husband lived there years ago.
    Have fun.
    Last edit by mommalumps on Jul 8, '07 : Reason: added to post
  3. by   danissa
    [QUOTE=tacobarlass;2262158BTW, I have an acquantaine who had an 80 year old in her nursing class! And she graduated, fulfilling her lifelong dream of becoming a nurse! [/QUOTE]

    Oh, I know that should be sweet..but OMG...80 yrs old! thats absurd!
  4. by   summersent
    21. no child(ren) right now. enrolled in an ADN program and I'll be leaving for college at the beginning of august. I'll be coming home for breaks and for the summer. Graduating from nursing school in May 09'.
  5. by   Hygeia79
    I'm 28 years old. I'm candidate of PhD, ı study for my dissertation about patient safety..
  6. by   KTPMaryland2
    I'm going to be 28 in a couple of months, I don't think that's old! I was originally going to school for nursing (5 years ago) but then Sep. 11th happened, and long story short, I felt I needed to do something - so I joined the Air Force. Now I am out (yay!), married another CBRNE Airman, I have a decent job (which eats away at my soul a little bit everyday, I am not cut out for cubicles), and still going back to nursing, some dreams just don't die. Now lets just hope a school will let me in once I get my classes completed! Some of these pre-reqs are tough (especially summer classes - I only got a B in A&P I, I am very dissapointed in that)! Good luck to all of us!
  7. by   Dizneyfan39
    I am 39 and a mother of 3 teenagers. My oldest is also studying to be a nurse, which makes it quite weird and cool at the same time. I think I read somewhere the average age for a nurse now is somewhere in the 40s.

    I say go for it at any age!
  8. by   SHELL75
    Quote from meant4me2
    From my own experience..

    I was raised in a family where "manpower" was still very much the norm..most of my family is/was self-employed and did well for many years..
    So, I was under the strange impression that no matter what I did or where I went to work..that WORK ETHIC was key and that having a degree was not the end all/be all..
    Boy was I wrong!!! Maybe that is why we are seeing so many adults over 30years old pushing for a degree. I had to learn the hard way..the only way they will pay you for your work ethic is if you have the degree...if you dont, then they dont. And opportunities are very limited. So im glad ive learned the lesson..I dont want to be limited..and I would like to be paid for working my butt off!!

    Am I the only one who has felt this???

    OH NO, YOU'RE DEFINITELY NOT THE ONLY ONE. I'M 31 AND JUST NOW STARTING BACK TO SCHOOL. I HAVE WORKED MY BUTT OFF SINCE I WAS 16 AND I WATCH PEOPLE JUST OUT OF SCHOOL WHO DON'T KNOW THEIR BUTT FROM A HOLE IN THE GROUND GET PD TWICE AS MUCH AS ME. I ALWAYS THOUGHT WORK ETHIC AND EXPERIENCE WOULD BE THE KEY. WRONG AND WRONG AGAIN. LEARNED MY LESSON AND HAVE ONE SEMESTER OF PRE REQS OUT OF THE WAY. LUCKY ME I NOW HAVE A HUSBAND WHO DOES ALL THE COOKING, CLEANING,AND SHOPPING WHICH GIVES ME ALOT MORE TIME TO STUDY INSTEAD OF THE DRUGGY BUM I WAS MARRIED TO RIGHT OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL. FATE HAS A WAY OF WORKING THINGS OUT.
  9. by   Have4nomore
    i am also new to this board. i am 37. i am a happily married mom of 4. two daughters ages 14 and 12. two sons ages 9 and 17 months. my youngest son was born with spina bifida myleo l1-l2, hydrocephulus ( he has a vp shunt), and chiarri ii malformation. i have been in school for 5 years now working towards a bsrn. i was a senior at the university but when my son was born i had to relocate from tn to nc and in having to transfer schools i lost tons of credit hours between programs which made me a sophomore at barton college which threw off my finacial aide. i decided to go to the community college and finish my rn license requirements because it's quicker and more economical. after i finally get licensed i will only have 9-12 hours left to complete my bs so i will do that online. it has been a long stressful at times journey but that makes a goal all that much sweeter when it is finally reached it's fruition. i have a very busy schedule between normal mom functions, my youngest son's therapy sessions ( ot,pt,st regular dr appoinments) but i love learning and going to campus gives me a little down time.
  10. by   tickledsilly
    I'm 38 and just decided that I want to be a nurse. I have to get started on my pre-reqs. I am currently married with a 2 year old.
  11. by   2sc
    I am 35 ,married with a 6yr old and a 4 yr old. I have a marketing degree and realized I dont want to be behind a desk anymore doing work that I found unrewarding. Im glad I am going back to school with the maturity and looking forward to the road ahead. I will be graduating in May 09 ! Good luck to all !
    *KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE PRIZE *
  12. by   EeyoreAddict
    HI!!!

    Yeah, I am old too!! LOL I'm a 34yr old SAHM going back to school too!!

    My push for school was a wakeup call really. My hubby had a massive heart attack @34 yrs old and right then I knew I had to do something.

    I am really frustrated that I have already done two years of work and still have three to go. Science isn't coming back to me like I had hoped it would.
    It is nice to see that I am not the only one who can remember feathered hair and BonJovi when they had big hair!! LOL
    Good luck everyone.
    When ever I get frustrated I think that when i am finally done I can HONESTLY tell my kids that they can do ANYTHING if they put their mind to it!!
  13. by   EleniRN
    I am a 28yo former SAHM.. who is returning to school for my diploma degree for my RN..
    I have a 5yo son.. and am a single mom.. I am intimidated about returning to school..
    So, yes, I guess I am an oldie too..

    -Helen

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