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Late bloomer! - page 2

People in the USA are now living longer and able to work more years than they have in the past. That is one of the reasons I went back to school for nursing at age 52 and graduated at age 54 and... Read More

  1. Visit  PacoUSA profile page
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    My classmate graduated with me last May at age 62, summa cum laude ... and is currently orienting to start working on my unit next week. She is a freaking powerhouse! Proof positive that age is just a number.
  2. Visit  kcharnoski profile page
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    Congratulations Ann! You are awesome! I am taking my HESI Thursday and probably starting in April 2013. I am 20. I would love to work with you. unfortunately I am in AZ. I agree with mariebailey
  3. Visit  ANNSY54 profile page
    #15 0
    You can do it.
  4. Visit  ANNSY54 profile page
    #16 0
    I totally agree. A lot of life's stress is more manageable now that I'm a nurse.
  5. Visit  ANNSY54 profile page
    #17 3
    Hollywood says: 50 is the new 20.
  6. Visit  ANNSY54 profile page
    #18 0
    Good luck!
  7. Visit  LilacHeart profile page
    #19 2
    I'm starting school at age 54! Thanks for sharing because you've encouraged me that I'm not too old!
  8. Visit  ANNSY54 profile page
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    It's scary, but fight through and never give up. This is our "last harrah!"

    I went through Excelsior's program so I could do it at my own pace which was: FAST and FURIOUS.

  9. Visit  nakinok profile page
    #21 0
    Wow encouraging. After a lay off three years ago I returned to get my LVN and now finishing prereqs this semester to start RN program and I'm 38. I thought was getting to old to start over and even had people discourage me because of age but I have a goal to go until I get my NP. You are very inspiring for me.
  10. Visit  ANNSY54 profile page
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    You'll be too old when you're dead. Did I forget to say that the God of my understanding helped me every step of the way? I failed my clinical exam and retook it. Then I failed my NCLEX and retook it. I believe that we should never give up--never.
  11. Visit  GitanoRN profile page
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    Quote from ANNSY54
    People in the USA are now living longer and able to work more years than they have in the past. That is one of the reasons I went back to school for nursing at age 52 and graduated at age 54 and started my first nursing job at age 55.

    I am the only person I know who has done it this late in life, but I am now making more money than I have ever made. I am not working the long hard hours that I used to work to make ends meet. I am doing something for humanity.

    I am really happy I did it. This is probably the best decision I ever made in my life. I only wish I had done it 20 years ago.

    I truly love being a nurse. By the way, I work in a long-term acute care facilty called Grace Hospital here in Cleveland, Ohio.

    Congratulations! you're an inspiration as well as an example that it's never too late to achieve your goals. Wishing you the best in all of your future endeavors in your nursing career... Aloha~
  12. Visit  mizj profile page
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    Congrads ANNSY54. Are you going back for your BSN or did you do that already?
    Considering going back but I have a few years on you.
  13. Visit  deleern profile page
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    My nursing career started in 2004. I started at the bottom. I worked Nights full time as a NAR and went to school fulltime during the day. I graduated as an RN May of 2007. I was a non-tradition student as I was 45 years old starting my 2nd career, I graduated June of 2007 at 48 years old. I am currently doing my BSN. I am 53 years old I worked 4 years in Geriatics and currently working on an In Patient unit as a Psyc nurse. I really enjoy this. I may just continue and get my NP in psyc.