Anyone start their career late in Life? - page 33

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... Read More

  1. by   heywazzupdude
    I'm 36. I will graduate this May. This will be my 3rd career. I have a BS in chemistry, computer programming diploma and a MS in Info Systems. Planning to combine nursing and computers at some point in my career --- might get involved in nursing informatics. It's never too late to change careers as long are motivated to do it.
  2. by   alliestar
    I know it's been a while since you posted this message. But I hope I hear from you. How did you go to school with a 2 year old? I just recently had a baby and am applying to nursing school. Concerned about missing time with my son. Will he still know who I am when I get finished? Am I being selfish going back to school?
  3. by   purple_ylem
    h'lo. nursing is not my first course too. i already had four years in college when i decided to shift to nursing and i'm glad i made that choice.
    during my college years, i had lots of batchmates that are known as "second coursers". i heard that in some schools some were even bank managers, engineers, and get this--mostly, were doctors.
    it never is late...
  4. by   Enoch911
    I don't feel it is late in my life, as I still am not quite:wink2: a half a century old. My youngest went to kindergarten, I went to school, back in 1991.
    Nursing cannot be matched. It is the one of the most challenging and most rewarding career paths.

    I say, GO FOR IT! You will not be sorry. You will be challenged and you will want to quit. Daddy said, "Anything worthwhile, you have to work for". Daddy was right.

    I wish you the best. Go on... get started. It is just one day at a time. That is all I can handle. Just do your best. GO BROTHER!
  5. by   Suninmyheart
    Quote from latrinidad
    I'm 58 and preparing for my NCLEX-RN next month. There's no age limit to whatever will make us happy and fullfilled! I say GO GET IT!
    You are an inspiration! I am 44 now and just graduating. My previous career was as a small business owner - coffee related. I have NEVER looked back since deciding to sell and go into nursing school.
  6. by   Dianalynn19
    I am 41 and worked in HR for a Govt Contractor. What a mean, nasty, unthankful position! I earned my LPN last Fall and have now been accepted into the RN program. I am scared b/c I still have 2 sciences and Comp II to finish over the summer and a 2 week mini-mester just 2 weeks before RN school starts. I have to work to support myself, take out loans and sacrifice but I feel that it is going to be the greatest choice I could ever make at this point. I will graduate next Spring. Whew!!!! Go career changers!! It is scary but so cool and will strengthen and inspire you to do many other great things in your life. Show the world what you are made of. God Bless to all!!

    Diana Lynn
    Oklahoma, USA
  7. by   pepperann35
    Quote from toddster
    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 a career as a Nurse as a possibility. I am a 44/yo Male with a BA and a Masters degree, though not in life sciences, BA in business and Masters in Information Systems. I would be most appreciative to anyone with similar circomstances to share their experiences. I will be reposting this every few days so If I offend, I extend my humble appology in advance.

    Thanks,

    Todd
    Oh GO FOR IT! Your still very young! The average age of a nurse today is mid forties. You have many years left to work in this field. I work with nurses in there 70's and thats just great, I think! Good luck!!!:spin:
  8. by   Dianalynn19
    Newbie!

    Thanks so much for that detailed description of nursing politics. I too have encounter the same feelings and experiences. I needed to hear this today. I work at a rural hospital where quite a few of the staff have been there 47, 40 and 35 years. Boy is that a slap in the face to being 41 and starting over. I don't let it bother me anymore. I give them the respect they so much deserve and am more than happy to allow them to mentor me. Being single, independant mother for the last 20 years and then changing careers has definately knocked me down a few pegs but after greeting my new position with love and respect I have found that I do not need the pegs. ahaha!!!
    Thanks so much!!!

    Diana Lynn
    Oklahoma, USA
  9. by   mtacare
    I graduated my first course of Bachelor of Science in Commerce major in Management, March of 1995, but then i wasn't lucky with my jobs (changed jobs few times). I am turning 37 now and i am in my 3rd year in Nursing and for me this is the most challenging thing ive ever encountered in my life. Now, i am joggling with my school, home and my son but i am determined to climb this ladder, i know i made the right choice, i feel that this is my calling.
    TAke it as a challenge. It's never too late! Good luck to you...
  10. by   mtacare
    And to let u know, we are 50 in our class and half of it is in 30's...mostly our second course.
    Enjoy the forum friend!
  11. by   oonami
    My first college course was business but after 13 years of working overseas, I decided to pursue my first love, nursing. Currently, I am affiliated with a regional hospital ( Davao City, Philippines) for a 6 month training in peri-operative nursing & loving every minute of it. Come join our growing tribe.
    BTW, this is my first post here c",) & i am 43 y.o. :1luvu:
  12. by   latrinidad
    welcome to the "club" and good luck!
  13. by   miche18
    I was 47 when I started Nursing school. I have a BS in business administration . but make sure that Nursing is what you want.
    Quote from toddster
    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 a career as a Nurse as a possibility. I am a 44/yo Male with a BA and a Masters degree, though not in life sciences, BA in business and Masters in Information Systems. I would be most appreciative to anyone with similar circomstances to share their experiences. I will be reposting this every few days so If I offend, I extend my humble appology in advance.

    Thanks,

    Todd

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