How many much older (40+) students out there starting classes? (I'm 47) - Page 5Register Today!
- May 16, '12 by MoniqueSI'm 40+ - recently finished my pre-regs and starting nursing school in the fall. It's a lot of studying but it helps to learn that we are learning for our future occupation.
Lots of older students out there. I found that people are often too busy studying and trying to do well in classes to worry about age. My microbiology partner was 19 and I didnt' even know til the end when we were talking about plans for the future. All we cared about was trying to learn and get a great grade
Good luck to everyone in their education
- May 16, '12 by SopranoKrisCount me in the group! I'm 42 and switching careers after putting my dream of being a nurse on hold for the past 18 years. I cannot wait to get started! I'm doing my pre-reqs this summer and fall and will apply for the nursing program in January. If I get accepted, I'll either start in Fall 2013 or Spring 2013 (depending on which cohort they assign me to).
In between the pre-reqs and waiting to get in to nursing school, I'm going to work towards any classes I'll need for the BSN to cut down on time after finishing the RN. I'm also getting my phlebotomy certification so I can work in the local hospital while waiting to get into school.
While I feel like I'm probably going to be older than most of my classmates, I also know that this is exactly what I want to do and I'm VERY focused on making this my priority. I think we older students can really show our maturity and professionalism when we get into the clinical setting.
Best of luck to all of us 40+ students
- May 16, '12 by IowaDivaI turned 49 yesterday and in a Nursing Assistant program at the school where I hope to continue on to nursing. The only "problem" I have is that I still have a son at home, who is 10. My mommy guilt is running rampant! But I am also sure that when there is a will, there is a way. I've been wiping out the cobwebs from my brain. The more I study, the more I look ahead to nursing! I've been a medical transcriptionist for over 23 years. It's been a career that I never really liked. (Transcriptionists are dropping like flies since the electronic medical records technology has been implemented in lots of hospitals.)
Nice to see some other "more mature" students!
- May 16, '12 by soon2be_RNI am 39 and just starting my prereqs at a local community college and then will apply to a BSN nursing program. I am very excited but also very nervous because it has been a long time since I have been in school. I work full time as a medical transcriptionist so it will probably take me a little longer than usual to finish my prereqs but I don't really mind because it will all be worth it when I have my BSN! I work from home so my schedule is pretty flexible so that should help. Good luck to everyone...we can do it!
- May 16, '12 by KB1975Hello,
I am not 40+ but I am 36 with three kids and an Ex husband LOL. I have completed all the classes required for clinical this fall. It has taken me about 3.5 years to complete all the pre classes. In my second anatomy class, there was a lady in the class who kept telling us, "she could be our mother." Funny part was she would have been pregnant at 10 years old to be my mother :spin:
- May 16, '12 by Iridescent OrchidIn my first semester of the program there were four others in my class that were in their early or late 40's and there were two that were in their 50's. There are even more coming behind us in that age range for the program at my college.
- May 16, '12 by MaryeaQuote from Pick01Thank you for this! I am going to be 53 next month and will be applying for nursing school in fall of 2013. I only want to go as far as RN, BSN would just take too long and I am fine with RN. I was so afraid this chance had passed me by. I have always wanted to be a nurse and thougth I was too old, but you are never too old. I am loving school. I just hope and pray that I am accepted into the nursing program, I feel like I have one good shot so I have to make it.Hi, I'm 57 and just graduated. It's my second career, and really wished it had been my first. I am waiting to take the NCLEX, and then I can start my career. It is definately doable as you can see. I took a long time to decide what I really wanted to do, but I found it. I wish all of you luck, and remember no matter how hard it seems, you can do it!
- May 16, '12 by beckyboo1I'm there with you all! I'm 45, have 2 semesters of pre reqs behind me. The only classes I have left to get before applying to RN bridge are physiology and human lifespan psychology. I'll be ready to apply for the class that starts Jan 2014. I plan to have everything out of the way but nursing classes by the time I get in. We should revive this thread periodically to encourage each other!
- May 16, '12 by mrsmcteeLoved reading everyone's posts. Like many of you, I am preparing for a second career. I have been accepted to the spring 2013 class but I will be petitioning to go "out of sequence" in hopes of starting in the fall of 2013. I will retire from a 35 year teaching career in May of 2013 so I can't start in January 2013 I am 56 years old.