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- Sep 22, '09 by peacefulYou will be such a wonderful NP with your life experience. Do you know which school your going to go for? Great that you made the decision for NP, that is half the battle, the decion making for which direction.
- Sep 23, '09 by marybeth2i have so much to think about i made my first appointment with a school to talkabout if i can get into a two year rn school and let them waive some general requirements, then try finish that program then see then there is a local rn bsn program through a hospital-college, then i have read about nurse practioner programs on line. i hope i can do all of this i am so glad i found this forum i am going to need all the inspiration i can muster over these next months years thanks for your encouragement
- Sep 23, '09 by marybeth2for those who are exploring, I found a site you might look at, University of Central Missouri has a RN to BSN on line, if you are self motivated you could complete in a year, also has an nurse practioner program on line, just some info to share to those out there in Missouri looking at options, there are lots of things to consider and lots of options for people looking at the nursing profession
- Sep 24, '09 by marybeth2I do have to say, as I have started looking down the path of the NP career, I have received great advice from those in the field of nursing. One of the people I spoke with asked me why I wanted to be an NP and I told her it interested my more than nursing, as she said, well you are a nurse, and I really had to back up for a minute and realize, that maybe I had to think a little harder about that issue. She advised me to job shadow with an FNP and see if it was what ireally thought what it might be.
- Sep 26, '09 by Leanne Garretsoni haev started late as well, i am 35 and have 9 and 1/2 months lef tof nursing school,,you can do it,,and congratulations!!Quote from alliekat
[color=#556b2f]ok, so i spoke to someone in the nursing department, and i am feeling alot more reassured. she let me know what the prerequisites i would need would be and that it is entirely possible to attend college in 2010 in the fall. there are several people from my area that attend the program as well. i made an appointment to go meet with an admissions counselor and get a tour of the nursing campus next week. i would be able to complete the program in 5 semesters (2 1/2 years). she informed me i will have to re-take anatomy & physiology i & ii since the ones i took didn't include labs, but they will count towards a biology prereq. so it wasn't a total loss and i kinda had a refresher in it so i'll know what to expect from it. i am feeling very optimistic now!
- Oct 19, '09 by michigancmaHi Todd!
I'm nearly 42 and pursuing my ADN (RN). It's never "too late." Go for it!
- Oct 19, '09 by deanna1971I am 38, have 3 kids, have a very busy dayhome, am a doula and am now beginning the journey of becoming an LPN... I know if I don't give it a shot, I am going to regret it forever. I also think its never too late and good for you!!! I am going to continue working full time with my dayhome, and take my LPN as a distance program, working on my studies at night. I know its going to be hard, but I'm wanting this so bad!!
- Oct 23, '09 by my3busyboysI started at age 34, graduated at age 37 and I've been a RN for almost two years now. Have three boys, two dogs and held a full time job while in school. Anything is possible. Best decision I ever made.
- Oct 25, '09 by labchicI'm 40 and I'm working on my pre-reqs right now. The way I look at it is that I have 20+ years of working left to do, why not go to nursing school. My main question is how much in student loans is too much at this age? I'm a paycheck to paycheck person as it is so I now that I"m going to have to take out loans.
- Oct 26, '09 by LeLeeFNPhello,
first I want to thank you for posting this thread. I just graduated from nursing school this may at the age of 27 and I was feeling that was too old. I now see that many others are in a similar situation which is very inspiring. I have my ADN but aspire to go for my bsn and msn and now i still feel that I have time to pursue this.
I originally went to school and got at BA in Communication. I found a job out of school earning good money but hated it. It was a sales job. two years later i went back for nursing. I don't regret it at all. Even though the economy is tight right now for many nurses, especially new grads, I still feel like I am in a better situation that I would have been hadn't I gone back to school.