Anyone start their career late in Life? - page 93

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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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    I was 49 when I graduated. Never too late!
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    I am 50, I will be starting in the BSN program in Jan 2012. Hopefully will follow with a MSN, we will see...
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    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
    Well I'm 34 and have a have a B.S in Health Care Management and currently a LPN in an RN program. My late start was also do to serving as a Navy hospital corpsman for eight years. And the reason for my B.S. was I could go to school and work until I was able to get to financial place where I could do nursing. I know many change their careers several times in their life so is it really ever too late???!!

    Answer = NO
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    I did my degree in science at age 18.. graduated and work.. after 3 years working i find that no meaning in my work.. therefore i chg my career and enter nursing at the age 25 and did it full time. I graduated at 28 now hv been practising nursing for 3 years in intensive care unit...until tis moment i never regretted my decision to chg to this career and it bring much meaning to my life. This year i plan to further my study in Medical Education and maybe bcome a tutor someday... Wish me all the best!
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    Quote from llatham50
    I am 50 and will be entering lpn school eitherin September 2011 or April 2012. I know it will be hard, but I can do it. Anyone both working and attending lpn school Monday through Friday? How did you do it?
    I started LPN school at 55 and was the oldest in the class of about 25 students. I did great, earning a 4.0 GPA and had a blast. The book work was intense and took a great deal of self-discipline; however, I made it and got pretty much all A's. I think it was easier since I didn't have a young family to take care of, which most of the others had. Having said that, I found I was slower to grasp ideas and had a harder time remembering things. I graduated in February 2010 and love the job I have now in LTC. Good luck, you can do it!!
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    Started lpn school at the age of 42,never regretted it.raised 3 children and was a medical assistant for 20yrs.currently working on my BSN.Age isn't nothing but a number,I feel much more focused with school at this point in my life and my husband is very supportive. I wish I had done it sooner but my husband was in the military and in a combat unit and left me to raise the kids.
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    Quote from gymkats
    Hi Catherine,
    Yes....will be 40 at the end of the year...starting a BSN program in the fall.
    Where is UNR?

    Best of luck,
    All the best to you. I start the nursing program in September and will be 35.
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    Hi everyone,
    I am 47 years old and I have been going back and forth with nursing. I went to school for medical assistant, but its hard to get a job as a medical assistant if you do not have experience. Then I starting thinking about the Occupational Therapy Assistant, until I recently found out that there is an LPN program starting at Bauder College. Unfortunately, the cost is $29,000. Nursing has always been my passion but I just need to get the AGE thing out of my mind and do it. Any advice will help.
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    Quote from RTLain29
    Hi everyone,
    I am 47 years old and I have been going back and forth with nursing. I went to school for medical assistant, but its hard to get a job as a medical assistant if you do not have experience. Then I starting thinking about the Occupational Therapy Assistant, until I recently found out that there is an LPN program starting at Bauder College. Unfortunately, the cost is $29,000. Nursing has always been my passion but I just need to get the AGE thing out of my mind and do it. Any advice will help.
    I am 50 and just starting nursing school. I know that money can be an obstacle, but I will say this, if it is your passion it is going to pull at you until you go for it. I avoided nursing school because of money, figured working and earning a living would be enough. The passion for nursing was not satisfied and now I am finally pursing my dream. I don't know what your financial circumstances are, but I pray that you will be able to fulfill your passion. Good luck to you, and as an earlier poster said "age is just a number". Be blessed!!!
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    I am a LPN and had started and completed 1 year RN school back in the 80's. Life got in the way, children, personal illness and deaths in family etc. I am now 49 and just got accepted into NOVA BSN Fall 2011 program. I am in shock because I am one of 200 students accepted out of 1800 applicants OMG. I will not stop there. I plan to go PA or NP imediately upon completion of BSN. I know I will be in my 50's but oh well, I have raised my children which of whom are in college and its time for me to follow my passion. I will be poor as a stick in the mud and my student loans will probably swallow me up but I want this.


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