Hi. I am a 37 yr old Male. I am going through a career change after having been in another industry for 10+ years. I have been interested in becoming an RN for some time now and have been trolling this website for a while and have found it very informative and useful. So, thanks for that. Here's my issue. While I do have some schooling done, I am lacking my sciences as well as a couple other classes to get into a nursing program at Riverside Community College in California. First, I am concerned about my age. I am also concerned about my gender being an issue in getting hired post-schooling. Are either of these valid concerns or am I worried about nothing. Last, but definitely not least, at this point, due to the competition getting into a nursing program at the local Community college nursing programs, would I be better off going somewhere like CNI that will charge me an arm and a leg? Hopefully I don't sound like I'm rambling too much. I appreciate your opinions.