A nursing student at 48. My journey could be yours... - page 4

by sewnmom

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In my 49 years of life I have had many life-changing events as we all do. I was born the eldest of two children. My younger brother was born in 1963 and diagnosed as “severely mentally retarded,” a vegetable that would never... Read More


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    Quote from IowaDiva
    You have also inspired me. I'm in my CNA training right now, at age 49. I am also a breast cancer survivor. Nothing will make me give up on this. I am planning to start my prerequisites this fall. Thanks so much for sharing your story!!
    Good luck to you pkizerrn11! You can do it! Kudos for you and your journey to here -the rest is easy now.
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    Thank you so much for inspiring me to move forward with my nursing career!!!! I cant tell you what an inspiration this article was for me. I started nursing school at the age of 50. I am now 53 and I did graduate last Dec. 2011. It is now 6 months later and I still have not taken the NCLEX exam! Fear of failure has overtaken me and Ive been stalled out. Reading about everyone's experience has been a tremendous encouragement for me. Ive always been a bit of a worry wort, I just need reminding every now and then that it can be done! I cant remember which member has this signature line on her posts, but it has been very encouraging to me as well. Here it is: "If God brings you to it.... He will bring you through it". I LOVE that!! Ive been through the nursing school "hell" so its time to start anew with a fresh new career! Thank you!
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    Quote from reptilechick
    Thank you so much for inspiring me to move forward with my nursing career!!!! I cant tell you what an inspiration this article was for me. I started nursing school at the age of 50. I am now 53 and I did graduate last Dec. 2011. It is now 6 months later and I still have not taken the NCLEX exam! Fear of failure has overtaken me and Ive been stalled out. Reading about everyone's experience has been a tremendous encouragement for me. Ive always been a bit of a worry wort, I just need reminding every now and then that it can be done! I cant remember which member has this signature line on her posts, but it has been very encouraging to me as well. Here it is: "If God brings you to it.... He will bring you through it". I LOVE that!! Ive been through the nursing school "hell" so its time to start anew with a fresh new career! Thank you!
    Oh please take the NCLEX!!!! We all know how hard you worked to get through the program. Now it is time. Do it! Get out those review books and prepare. Good luck! Please keep us posted.
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    Just graduated with my ADN 2 days before my 48th b-day. Lost my job as teacher. Age is only a state of mind (most days LOL). I start my job 6/18-providing i pass NCLEX 6/11. We can all do this!!! whether we are 18, 28, 38, 48 or 58!!!!!!!!!
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    Yes do study for your NCLEX. When you receive your nursing license, you will be overjoyed!. Although I am no longer able to work in nursing, my license is proudly displayed on my wall. That's how much I love nursing. I believe you will love it just as much once you pass your NCLEX.
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    Thank you, THANK YOU for your story! I'm 51 and I've just been accepted to an associate degree nursing program two hours from where I live. I'm scared nearly to death over the thought of quitting my job, renting out my current home, and moving to a new city to start school. Your story and the comments left by others close to my age have reassured me that I'm doing the right thing by taking on such a risk.
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    Quote from Mckate33
    Thank you, THANK YOU for your story! I'm 51 and I've just been accepted to an associated degree nursing program two hours from where I live. I'm scared nearly to death over the thought of quitting my job, renting out my current home, and moving to a new city to start school. Your story and the comments left by others close to my age have reassured me that I'm doing the right thing by taking on such a risk.
    GOOD LUCK to you. Message me any time for encouragement! It is nice to know others are in the same boat!
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    Love your story! I graduated nursing school two years ago at age 45 -- best thing I ever did! Congrats and good luck to you!
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    I resigned from my IT job at 48, went into nursing school and became a RN at 50. I think this is one of the few careers that our age is really on our side. I love this career.
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    Hi!

    This is my first post here, and I've just graduated, and got my dream position this past month, and I'll be 50 in the fall. It was by far the hardest thing I've eve accomplished, but it's so worth it! I've waited a long time to be here, and I'm studying like crazy for the NCLEX.


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