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A nursing student at 48. My journey could be yours... - page 5

In my 49 years of life I have had many life-changing events as we all do. I was born the eldest of two children. My younger brother was born in 1963 and diagnosed as "severely mentally retarded," a... Read More

  1. Visit  marilynjohnson55 profile page
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    Congratulations on your success. I have been an LPN for the last 28 years. Now at the age of 57, I've decided to pursue my RN degree. I hope I can be as successful as you are.

    Marilyn Johnson
  2. Visit  sewnmom profile page
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    BEST WISHES to you Marilyn. I am sure you will do fine.

    Quote from marilynjohnson55
    Congratulations on your success. I have been an LPN for the last 28 years. Now at the age of 57, I've decided to pursue my RN degree. I hope I can be as successful as you are.

    Marilyn Johnson
  3. Visit  wellcoachRN profile page
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    Congrats! It sounds like you have an incredible amout to offer nursing. Your patients will be lucky to have you as a nurse!
  4. Visit  kathyrn2010 profile page
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    I began chipping away at core curriculum classes at our local community college at age 48 in Aug 2007 and graduated with my ASN in Dec 2010. I LOVE being a nurse, and I tell people all the time, "I am proof; it's NEVER too late!" Thanks so much for sharing your story.
  5. Visit  kgregg profile page
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    everytime I read this thread I feel charged up!!! I can do this!!!!!! Thanks to everyone that responded to this post your stories are soooo encouraging!!!!!!
  6. Visit  sewnmom profile page
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    YOU certainly can! No one will tell you it will be easy but it is definitely doable with the right dedication and will power!!!


    Quote from kgregg
    everytime I read this thread I feel charged up!!! I can do this!!!!!! Thanks to everyone that responded to this post your stories are soooo encouraging!!!!!!
  7. Visit  jan-dez profile page
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    Congratulations on never giving up!
  8. Visit  Fungirl505 profile page
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    wonderful story!..It may be inspiring to me....who is also considering a career in Nursing...thank you
  9. Visit  db2xs profile page
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    Quote from Alvindudley
    I am 53 and i have been a nurse for 2 years. I am a hospice nurse. I got a BSN in 14 months and made the national nursing honor society, sigma theta tau. I love my career and I am so glad it chose me at this stage of my life. I am blessed
    Alvin, I am curious as to where you live? Thanks.
  10. Visit  sewnmom profile page
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    UPDATE: August 2013 - I graduated from Nursing School with Honors in May of 2013. I had taken a job as an Aide at a local hospital oncology unit in January, working one or two days a week during my last semester of nursing school. I was offered a full time position as a Graduate nurse there upon graduation. I took the NCLEX the first of August. It shut off at 76 questions and after a mind blowing 52 hour wait, I found out I had passed. My goal was complete. I am an RN.
  11. Visit  sourapril profile page
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    Congrats! What an inspirational journey!
  12. Visit  liebling5 profile page
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    Quote from lindiek
    You are so encouraging. I am 46 with a husband and 2 children and going to nursing school in the fall. I am so nervous. I don't know how I will have time to study and have a family. Plus, I am no "spring chicken". I wonder how we will pay our bills while I am in college. I have a Bachelor's degree. I was a teacher. I am at the same time excited, and wonder what kind of nursing I can do with those 2 fields combined. I am so glad that I am not the only "older" lady (or man) out there to pursue nursing.
    I chose Nursing Education for my second Masters degree. I love nursing, and I realized that I have been a "teacher" since elementary school. I am also an "older" student - I was 46 when I graduated RN school.
  13. Visit  liebling5 profile page
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    And to the OP: your story is truly inspirational. My brother "dropped" back into my life about 2 years ago. He has serious mental health issues. I was 46 when I graduated my Associate's program. I got my BSN at 51, and will have my MSN in a few months. I already have plans for going on to a DNP.

    Congratulations on passing your NCLEX! I'm a living witness myself about refusing to allow anyone or anything prevent me from pursuing my dreams. Been there, done that, not going back again!

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