A nursing student at 48. My journey could be yours... - page 6

by sewnmom 22,103 Views | 67 Comments

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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    Thank you. VERY cool. I am so sorry about your brother Danny.
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    I am 53 and i have been a nurse for 2 years. I am a hospice nurse. I got a BSN in 14 months and made the national nursing honor society, sigma theta tau. I love my career and I am so glad it chose me at this stage of my life. I am blessed
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    Congratulations on your success. I have been an LPN for the last 28 years. Now at the age of 57, I've decided to pursue my RN degree. I hope I can be as successful as you are.

    Marilyn Johnson
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    BEST WISHES to you Marilyn. I am sure you will do fine.

    Quote from marilynjohnson55
    Congratulations on your success. I have been an LPN for the last 28 years. Now at the age of 57, I've decided to pursue my RN degree. I hope I can be as successful as you are.

    Marilyn Johnson
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    Congrats! It sounds like you have an incredible amout to offer nursing. Your patients will be lucky to have you as a nurse!
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    I began chipping away at core curriculum classes at our local community college at age 48 in Aug 2007 and graduated with my ASN in Dec 2010. I LOVE being a nurse, and I tell people all the time, "I am proof; it's NEVER too late!" Thanks so much for sharing your story.
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    everytime I read this thread I feel charged up!!! I can do this!!!!!! Thanks to everyone that responded to this post your stories are soooo encouraging!!!!!!
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    YOU certainly can! No one will tell you it will be easy but it is definitely doable with the right dedication and will power!!!


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    everytime I read this thread I feel charged up!!! I can do this!!!!!! Thanks to everyone that responded to this post your stories are soooo encouraging!!!!!!
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    Congratulations on never giving up!
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    wonderful story!..It may be inspiring to me....who is also considering a career in Nursing...thank you


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