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  1. Shaking Life up at 47
    First of all, let me say, GOOD FOR YOU..and it is never too late to fulfill a dream! I went back to college at age 47..I was married with 3 children, 2 who were in college and 1 who had graduated...
    Sep 15, '12
    Forum: Introductions / Greetings
  2. Note to teachers about visits to the nurse....suggestions welcome
    I was a secretary at a K-8 school for 15 years, and I have seen all sorts of "abuse" of sending the child to see the nurse. Which oftentimes she was so overworked, no seats left in the nurses office...
    Aug 12, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  3. The Reason Why I Pursued a Nursing Career
    I finally went back to college, at the age of 47 to pursue my RN, BSN! I was 55 when I graduated. I was a school secretary for years while my children were in school, when my youngest was in high...
    Aug 4, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  4. Is psych getting me down, or is just my unit?
    This could have been me writing this original post, I just resigned from my position in an acute care mental health facility (we do not call them "psych" hospitals in California because of stigma...
    Mar 27, '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  5. Older new grad- need help to find 1st job
    Thank you resilientnurse for the pep talk. You would think that someone my age wouldn't need such a thing, but I SO do. Your story is very inspiring!! Trying to get to the nurse recruiters is what...
    Oct 5, '11
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  6. Older new grad- need help to find 1st job
    I also am 55 and just finished and graduated with my BSN and passed the NCLEX last week! My elation and joy after a week has quickly plummeted to depression. I keep wondering if I have made a huge...
    Oct 4, '11
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  7. cheating at nursing school
    Right now I am thoroughly disheartened at what is going on with our BSN program at the university I attend. Cheating is rampant and the faculty knows about it and chooses to let it flow. I am on...
    May 13, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  8. New Nursing Students age 50 and up
    :specs:I just wanted to let you know that I just finished my first semester in my BSN program and am 52 years young! To be a nurse was a dream of mine but with family circumstances, kids, moves,...
    Jul 4, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Accepted - but now I have cold feet!
    To all who posted and offered their wisdom: Thank you! What a wonderful support group. I feel so blessed. YES, I mailed my signed acceptance letter in yesterday. I feel now there is no turning...
    Oct 14, '08
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  10. Accepted - but now I have cold feet!
    My gut tells me to drop the letter in the mail today. I feel much better this morning, and you are right about having had quite a few other nerve wracking experiences to chalk up on my resume! ...
    Oct 13, '08
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  11. Accepted - but now I have cold feet!
    Thank you, you are so right about loyalty regarding employment issues! I think it is the "caretaker" issue in women that sometimes makes us want to make it alright for everyone else, but then we...
    Oct 13, '08
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  12. Accepted - but now I have cold feet!
    I have been reading other posts relative to the age of students in nursing school. You see, I will be 52 on my next birthday, and have just been accepted into the Spring of 09 nursing program at the...
    Oct 12, '08
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student