I am considering a career switch into Nursing. I have a great local Associates Program I could attend while still working part time and be done by about the age of 50.
What I am wondering is if in the WI market, and most likely a small progressive rural hospital setting, is there any bias against (or for
) male nurses who are 'older' when they are starting?
On the positive side, I am better than average as far as fitness goes, very positive attitude, get along great with almost everyone, etc... I have also ran a business in our town/county that is very well known with a great reputation for caring, service, etc..., but due to the economy we are not sure how long that can last. Meaning that whomever would be doing the hiring would likely be familiar if not with me personally, at least with the business, and in a good way. I also prefer to work with women at least as much as men.
I am also the kind that is always looking to advance my skills/knowledge, and I think that would show in an interview too.
So what are the thoughts/experiences with this?