It's nice to know that I'm not the only person going through the waiting process. We had interviews last week nd should know something by week after next. I feel pretty good about my chances, but you can never be to sure. I am 41, and have 3 sons ranging in age from 21, 18 and 13. One in college one graduating HS and headed toward college, and one going into the 8th grade. Gladly I have a very supportive husband, who said go for it, so here I am. He was a career military man and I was the housewife who took care of the home and family, so I never worked outside the home until he retired in 1999. I went back to school while working at an elementary school looking at a possible teaching career, but that didn't feel right. While taking biology, my instructor encouraged me to look into nursing, I never thought I had that in me, but he did! Once I began to explore it, and watch Discovery Health: Trauma Life in the ER, and others, I really got excited. It really culminated when I began taking A&P and loved it. I graduated in May with my AA College Transfer Degree, and began A&P in fall of 04, and am currently in A&PII. The only thing I lack besides the Nursing courses is Micro, and I will take that in the fall.
The other girls in my A&P class are just as anxious to hear as I am, we are trying to support one another, and encourage each other along the way. I just hope that my age won't be a hinderance to my being a successful nurse. I would love to hear some encouraging stories from late career seekers, as well as anyone else whod' like to share.
Good luck to everyone waiting, I hope you all get in!