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. by   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
  2. by   sewnmom
    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. by   wellcoachRN
    Congrats! It sounds like you have an incredible amout to offer nursing. Your patients will be lucky to have you as a nurse!
  4. by   kathyrn2010
    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. by   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!!!!!!
  6. by   sewnmom
    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. by   jan-dez
    Congratulations on never giving up!
  8. by   Fungirl505
    wonderful story!..It may be inspiring to me....who is also considering a career in Nursing...thank you
  9. by   db2xs
    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. by   sewnmom
    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. by   sourapril
    Congrats! What an inspirational journey!
  12. by   liebling5
    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. by   liebling5
    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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