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A nursing student at 48. My journey could be yours...

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sewnmom has 4 years experience as a BSN, MSN, RN, APRN, NP and specializes in oncology/hematology, med-surg, FNP.

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This is my story and what brought me to this point in my life. While our stories are all unique, maybe you are thinking of a similiar journey. I am so happy I made the LEAP into nursing. Maybe it is right for you too - but you won't know unless you try! You are reading page 4 of A nursing student at 48. My journey could be yours.... If you want to start from the beginning Go to First Page.

sewnmom has 4 years experience as a BSN, MSN, RN, APRN, NP and specializes in oncology/hematology, med-surg, FNP.

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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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DroogieRN has 2 years experience.

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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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I just had to comment and let you know that I applaud you.:yelclap: You are a very extraordinary woman:bow: and I loved reading every bit of this story. I just wish there was more people like you. I have told my father plenty of times he can still do anything he wants, whatever he feels would make him happy. And you have just proved the point I was trying to make to him. Again, I applaud you. You are a real role model:) And I will never forget this story. You are certainly an inspiration to everyone!

Be blessed:):nurse:

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Such an inspiring story!:bow: You have uplifted the spirits of others especially for those who took nursing in their 40's and above... Being a mom, nursing student, and a wife all at the same time is hard! I know the feeling cause I've been there... I'm on the next chapter now after achieving my RN license and that is to find a job! Thanks for sharing your story... Good luck and may you continue to inspire others!:hug:

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This is great article. Your story goes to show that anything is possible and giving up is never an option.

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Sewnmom your story is very touching and inspiring.It encouraged me a lot.I am completing my pre-requisites currently doing self studies at home inorder to get enrolled into a nursing program.Thank you very much for sharing your story.it means a lot to people like me reading true storys like this. I know that the road ahead will not be easy for me,but i cannot stop here.I need to move on inorder to reach my goals.

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I just turned 48 in April and graduated with my Associates in May. To have my two children (ages-22 & 24) watch me get my diploma was one of the most uplifting moments of my life,( besides have my children).

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So inspired by all the comments. I'm a recent graduate from the LPN program, and it was a lot of information in such a short time frame. But it can be done! I almost gave up the last two months, so glad I hung in there. Studying for my NCLEX, hope i pass first the time around! Any tips please share.

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Wow! Incredible story, an inspiration! I also recently graduated as an RN at 49 years old! A long road, but my dream has been realized no less. Thank you for sharing!

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redshott has 9 years experience.

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Congrats and thank you for sharing this! Over the past couple of weeks I've been beating myself up about if I should persue a degree in nursing or not (I'm a 32yr old USAF wife & phlebotomist)... The thing holding me back and making me want to reconsider is how old I'd be when I graduate and all (I don't want to stop at an associates, possibly go onto a masters if I do it). I also have a disabled younger sister who I've helped kinda raise and take care of along the way so your story hits home on several points! Thanks again for posting so those of us struggling with decisions get the push we need! Best of luck with your last year!!

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