I went from being a military aircraft pilot and veteran of 2 different conflicts to a registered nurse and I'm, as my 20 something year old daughter would say, "Really Old!". Best decision I ever made though. But, be warned, life is not easy getting down the road late. So, if your going to do it then jump in with only success ever in your mind. Every day get up and fight, claw, take the setbacks, find avenues forward, stay up late, get up early, stay in shape, stay focused, be better at this than the people half your age, get into any school that will have you at the earliest time, get through school, get done with school, take the same NCLEX all graduates take and never ever under any circumstances ever give up!!!! I went through years of some of the hardest flight schools in the military. BSN, at my age, was as hard as flight school books and schedules at "their" age. As I said, best decision I ever made besides having my children.
(Some days I believe that's debatable either way..LOL)
I look at my BSN and NCLEX as a job requirement and their schooling and degrees as accomplishments. Hey, you cant put me down for being a parent. They are part of my team no matter how far they roam from home. Get started. Good Luck.