Anyone start their career late in Life? - page 100

I would be happy to hear from anyone here that started their career late in life, perhaps Nursing is a second career. For a number of reasons, I am seriously considering changing careers, and for a number of reasons am looking at... Read More

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    wow It's hard to believe, I just passed the Nclex and graduated nursing school with my Associate Degree in Nursing. I am now 43 and starting the application process to obtain my BSN!!! Best decision I ever made 3 years ago and would not change a thing!! It has been a series of trials along the way with lot's of tears and laughs too!! Now I am a registered nurse and am so grateful for the sacrifices my family made for my dreams to come true!!!!!!!
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    How inspirational to read all the stories. I was 39 when I graduated. The average age at that time was late thirties, early forties of my fellow classmates.
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    No you are not too old. I will be 50-years-old March 31, 2012. I am a full-time NSU BSN student and loving it. I find that I am more focused and goal oreinted at this age then I was in my younger years lol.

    I plan to finish with FNP (family nurse practioner) especially after meeting a Nurse Practioner that was 71, still working full time and she told me she started her journey at my age. I was so inspired and impressed by her that I decided to go for it.

    I find that I can deal with my aches and pains of wear and tear desease more when I have something to do with my life other than sitting and letting death come to me. I run from it. I live. In fact, my bucket list is overflowing now. Good luck, Keep reaching high to touch and achieve your dreams.

    Wings.
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    Yeah, I agree totally!!!! What a great beginning to what others refer to as mid - life!! Opps, BTW I accidentally gave myself an extra year of experience. Last posted I was 43, actually I am 42 LOL!!!! Time flies by when you are having fun!! My first interview in on March 22 A 12:35 pm. Tri City Medical Center called after I submitted my application on line!!!!! Not to discourage but it's not an easy task to accomplish getting your first year of experience as a Professional RN. but I do relish a challenge most of the time Wish me luck fellow nurses on March 22 (please)
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    Yeah, I agree totally!!!!&nbsp; What a great beginning to what others refer to as mid - life!!&nbsp; Opps, BTW I accidentally gave myself an extra year of experience.&nbsp; Last posted I was 43, actually I am 42 LOL!!!!&nbsp; Time flies by when you are having fun!!&nbsp; My first interview in on March 22 A 12:35 pm.&nbsp; Tri City Medical Center called after I submitted my application on line!!!!!&nbsp; Not to discourage but it's not an easy task to accomplish getting your first year of experience as a Professional RN.&nbsp; but I do relish a challenge most of the time&nbsp; <img src="http://img.an-file.info/smilies/thankya.gif" alt="" title="Thankya" smilieid="133" class="inlineimg" border="0">&nbsp; Wish me luck fellow nurses on March 22 (please)
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    I graduated in May, and passed NCLEX on July 6th just 5 days after my 58th Birthday! I start my job as an RN tomorrow, and I am sooo stoked. It's a second career, but in the time I have been in NS I have touched more lives and had them touch mine more than in the 36 years of my previous career. This is truely where I belong.
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    I decided to join the medical field when I was 37. Started as a CNA and while doing pre-reqs for NS I got accepted into the Surgical Technology program, so I put NS on hold and did ST. I am now 41
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    [QUOTE="mom2banurse"]I decided to join the medical field when I was 38. I started as a CNA and while doing pre-reqs for NS I got accepted into the Surgical Technology program, so I put NS on hold and did ST. I am now 41 and work as an OB Scrub Tech(which I love) but the goal has always been to be an L&D nurse. I am a few weeks shy of taking the TEAS for a school in my area although already admitted to another program in Orlando (about 1 hr 15 minutes away) for which I don't need the TEAS for since it's a
    BSN, but dreading the drive twice a week while
    Finishing pre-reqs and then for the nursing portion. My only regret is not having this done sooner in my life. With 3 boys it is certainly hard but not impossible. The. ST program really prepared me for what's to come.
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    I'm 67 and just got my first nursing job. I graduated from nursing school in December 2010 when I was 65. I was a teacher for 39 years and retired in June 2009.
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    rgar98 you are so awesome! Welcome to nursing!


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