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- Jun 27, '12 by itsmejuliWhy are you going into nursing when there is such high unemployment amongst new grad RNs?
As a machinist here in Alberta you'd have your pick of jobs and make more money than an RN.
I went into nursing at 45, if I'd known then what I know now I'd have picked another career.
- Jun 28, '12 by MgjnQuote from itsmejuliI'm already making good money. Honestly I'm not too concerned with making a lot of money. I've wanted to be a nurse for a long time now, not to mention the fact that my wife and I love to travel. I think travel nursing would be a good career for me. I've been a machinist for 16 years now, and trust me, it's not been the most rewarding job. Don't get me wrong, I'm very thankful for my present job. I love to help people though, and I can see a lot of other advantages to nursing.Why are you going into nursing when there is such high unemployment amongst new grad RNs?As a machinist here in Alberta you'd have your pick of jobs and make more money than an RN.I went into nursing at 45, if I'd known then what I know now I'd have picked another career.
- Jun 29, '12 by LizzieYounce1I'm 45! I used to work in the stock market. I have a pre-teen and a teen and I'm getting married in 2013! Whew!
So far I'm LOVING being a student, I've made Dean's List and Honors.
I can't wait to start nursing school.
- Jun 29, '12 by malamud69Male ...42... just started nursing school...came out of construction and retail and real estate...the best decision I have ever made...not worried about "new grad jobs" worrying about completing my program... don't be fooled...jobs are out there if you are willing to be flexible! Go for it! Its never too late to do something that is really meaningful to you.
- Jun 29, '12 by leenie45Haha they had better be, I am 46 yrs old, and 5 months into an LPN program. I don't know that I will be hired by a hospital for certain, but there are many places LPN's can work. Long term care, walk in clinics, Doctor's offices, community nursing etc. You are not too old to get started, I know plenty of people your age, my age, and older who are embarking on this journey as a second career. I know a man who just graduated last year, he is 58, and is now working on his RN. I am a female, but there are a few males in my class. I think it's great for people of any age really, younger people of course will have a longer career, but us older students have a lot of life experience, we all can bring something good to the table, young, older, or in between. It is alot of work, very intense, and it takes all of my time, but I hope it will be worth it in the end. Go for what you want to do, don't look back years later with regret, jump in, the water's just fine. Good luck!
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