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I am 44 yrs old and planning on going to nursing school. I am an ex-paramedic so I have a real good idea of what I getting into.

I just wondering is this a little too late in life to start over in a demanding carreer field?

Thanks for the imput

Sandy

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 15 years experience.

I once knew a woman who became a nurse at age 55.

You are still young, so go for the gusto!

modelmama07

Specializes in Wannabe NICU Nurse.

Its never to late to turn over a new leaf or chapter in your life. You'd be suprised as to how many people are your age and going back to be a nurse and doing a significant career change. Good luck to you. Where are you looking to go to nursing school. I also reside in the DFW.

wishNhopeNdreamN

Specializes in DD, HHC, Med Surg, PCU, Resource. Has 4 years experience.

No Way! You are not too old!!!

I just turned 40 and I'm hoping to get into the program for fall.

Many, many on this board are close to your age.You still have a lot to offer to the medical world, life experience is very important. I believe it and the knowledge I get from nursing school will make me a great nurse, and it will you too:)

Good Luck!

No, it is not too late! It is never too late!! Your only 44...that is YOUNG! Good luck to you!

Thank ya'll very much for the imput and support. I am taking my prereq's at TCC NE campus. I am hoping to get into the TCC program in the fall of 2009. I have the adavantage of having a job with flexable hours so I can got to school full time and also work full time.

Thanks again for the support.

Sandy

modelmama07

Specializes in Wannabe NICU Nurse.

Thank ya'll very much for the imput and support. I am taking my prereq's at TCC NE campus. I am hoping to get into the TCC program in the fall of 2009. I have the adavantage of having a job with flexable hours so I can got to school full time and also work full time.

Thanks again for the support.

Sandy

Good Deal! Good luck and keep us posted! :nuke:

I sure hope not!

I have you beat by 10 years and I start NS in June...

and I'll be another year older by then!!!

:)

Good luck!

Mark

TakeTwoAspirin, MSN, RN, APRN

Specializes in Peri-op/Sub-Acute ANP.

I'm 46 and I am most definitely not the oldest person in my class. There are many mid-life career-changers attending NS as you will find out when you are accepted and begin your program!

You will also find out that your life experience and maturity will stand you in good stead - you have an enormous amount to offer whether you know it now or not.

Just go for it!

Sandy:

I'm 37 and I just graduated last May with my Associates in Arts. Now I've decided I want to get into nursing so I'm starting again. You are NEVER to old to educate yourself and improve your life. Quite frankly I think we have an advantage by going to school later in life. It means so much more to me now than it would have in my early 20s for so many reasons. The least of which is because I'm paying for it out of my own pocket.

I say Good luck and God bless!

It's never too late! I am 46 (will be 49 when I finish the 2 year nursing program), and I'm up for the challenge! You just have to keep a really positive attitude, and know that you can do anythng you put your mind to. Also, I agree with what many replied regarding life experience... In so many ways I am glad to be doing this after having lived this many years and experienced so much.

YOU GO GIRL!!:yeah:

Linda

Hello . . . I'm in my forties too and will be starting an ABSN program in a couple of months. You're never too old to learn. We are all going to get old, nursing or not. So, why not get old and do something we really are really interested in.

Good luck!

Go for it. With both your previous health care and life experience you will have something important to offer. I think in many ways there are advantages to schooling, career changes and what you can bring to nursing at this stage in life. Why limit yourself? I am right there with ya, age wise and sometimes I wonder if it is a good move - the time and money for school, whether it is for me, if I can pull it off, and very much about how my age factors in. But then I think, I am not trying to be a supermodel or a professional athlete or anything that really depends on youth. My age probably only helps me, and you too. Do it!

You aren't too old!! I'll be 43 next week and I'm finishing the last of my prereqs this semester. I'm hoping to start NS this coming fall, and if I do I'll be 45 when I graduate. I don't think I'm too old at all!!!!

I had to take my age and stage of life into consideration too. I'm just starting my pre-reqs. I graduated college the first time years ago, and never really found a career with that degree. Now I'm an adult, and a mom and a wife, and I feel like I'll take school more seriously this time. I want a career, not just a job. I want something I can be proud of, that makes me feel like I'm doing some good for the world. I am so excited about this career change, and even if it takes me 4 years to get there, I'll still be excited then.

Good luck to you, its going to be great!

Ditto, I am 40 and by the time I graduate I will be... gulp 42. This is my second career, but I am loving it. I am a much better student now.

And the people who are teaching are all older than I am, and really are very supportive of us more "seasoned" students.

:chuckle

DutchgirlRN, ASN, RN

Specializes in OB, M/S, HH, Medical Imaging RN. Has 33 years experience.

i am 44 yrs old and planning on going to nursing school. i am an ex-paramedic so i have a real good idea of what i getting into.

i just wondering is this a little too late in life to start over in a demanding carreer field?

thanks for the imput

sandy

i was 46 y/o. don't sweat it...go for it!

Music in My Heart

Specializes in being a Credible Source. Has 11 years experience.

I am 44 yrs old and planning on going to nursing school. I am an ex-paramedic so I have a real good idea of what I getting into.

I just wondering is this a little too late in life to start over in a demanding carreer field?

Thanks for the imput

Sandy

Why do you think it might be too late?

I'm in my first semester at the age of 43. I have classmates aged 42, 45, and 52. We all seem to be doing very well.

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