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- May 12, '12 by momtojoshhey...i am an early childhood teacher as well.....all my credits transfer from 1st degree.....i really dont think i would do it if they hadnt......good luck...
- May 12, '12 by Nickyg1225Hi, I'm 41 yrs. old and will be done with my pre-req's this fall. This is my 2nd career also, I worked in the airline industry for the most part of my adult life. I wanted to make a difference in someone's life on another level so, I decided on nursing. I really am enjoying this journey and excited to be a part of this community.
- May 12, '12 by sandanrnstudentYou'll quickly learn that there is no such thing as a part time nursing student!
- May 12, '12 by Blue Felt Fedora44, here. I'll be doing my 3rd semester of pre-reqs this summer (A&P II --yikes!), 4th semester in the fall, and applying in January for the Fall 2013 nursing program. Not only 44, but also first-time college student.
- May 12, '12 by tkats2012I am 46 and I am in the nursing program. I really wish I would have done this when i was younger, but I am happy I am doing it now! I do find that some of the studying is harder as I am older!!!
- May 12, '12 by akrevisHey everyone!
I'm 42 and am working on my pre-reqs. I have a teaching degree and taught for a few years before staying home to raise my kiddos. I'm taking one class at a time. Just finished Principles of Biology and taking Micro this summer then A&P 1 & 2 Fall and Spring. Hoping to be accepted for the RN program fall 2013. Good luck in the journey ladies. I agree it with others as it has been an enjoyable journey thus far.
- May 12, '12 by LobotRNJust turned 40 and am now finished. Working. Loving most of it, rolling my eyes at some of it. The only piece of advice that I can give you is to take advantage of your life experience. Some of the younger ones will spend so much time complaining about the lack of fairness, equality, whatever, but I found that being older it was SOOO much easier to stay out of that fray and focus on me and my goal. And if you find a study group, that can be great, but it can be done solo. Most of the other students in my program were a good 10-15 years younger, if not more. I tried in the beginning to get into a good group, but I guess I made some interesting choices. They didn't make it through, and later in the program the other existing groups were well established and not wanting other study mates. No worries, you can do it! AND you'll probably be much better at juggling your life during it. Best of luck to you!
- May 12, '12 by RN58186I graduated years ago, but just wanted to encourage you all..... There was a woman in my class who was 59 when we graduated. She had always wanted to be a nurse, but for one reason or another had never been able to. So she dove in and had her 59th brithday just before we graduated. Never too late to follow a dream....
- May 12, '12 by shannonyocumI'm 44 and taking my pre reqs at a community college. I am hoping to get accepted for the fall 2013 ADN program. I have wanted to be a Nurse since high school but things in life prevented me from it. I am now determined more than ever. Good luck to everyone.
- May 12, '12 by debbiedeb2012Quote from nursingstudent3109Hello older studentHi, everyone. Just wondering how many older students like me are starting nursing classes this year? I'm 47 and just finished most of my pre-reqs; starting nursing classes in the fall and am extremely excited! Second career for me after doing data entry for over 25 years and never having gone to college before, but I love it! I don't feel like I could have done this when I was younger - didn't have the determination I do now. And now that my children are grown, there's only my husband and I left so I have plenty of time for studying. This is happening at the perfect time in my life. My ultimate goal is to work as a L&D nurse. I became interested in that 3 years ago when my granddaughter was born and I noticed the nurses helping my daughter through her labor. I thought that was such an interesting and rewarding career. My goal is to have my RN by the time I turn 50! Never thought in a million years my life would take this turn, but soooo glad it has.
Well I am 50... And still want my RN... Been a Lvn for 25 years .. Life , work and other circumstances keep a person from completing their goal.. BUT!!! You have to keep going on ..
If you get your RN by 50 , at least there will b 15 years plus before you retire .. RN's are making big bucks out there ... And there are tons if jobs ..