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AM I TOO OLD???

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by Cinda Cinda (New) New Nurse Student

Cinda specializes in Ltc.

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It's been my life long dream to get my RN. I am a LPN since 1987. My husband was paralyzed in 1993 and I became his care giver. He passed away one month ago. Am I being unrealistic to think I could go back to school much less get a job after passing RN board? I'll be 60-63 years old by then.

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Hello. I'm 31 and recently decided to go back to school and I was actually making myself the same question. I was thinking I'm too old until I met the nicest nurse one day. She told she was 59 years old when she went to nursing school. At 76 years old she was still working as a nurse. I say if you're in good health why not give a try.

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32 Posts; 56 Profile Views

go for it. you have one life to live, and you'll never know if you don't try 🙂

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Elleveein specializes in Ambulatory (Urgent care) & Home Health.

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Nope I had a 65 year old in my program (LVN)! Do it!

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 I actually think you need be realistic about the situation you may possible be in, then ask yourself is it what you really want to go through. Obviously from what others posted age isnt a problem with being in nursing school or passing boards. Are you in the right time and place to put in the sacrifice, hard work, and time to become on RN? There are far more important question to ask then if age is the reason you should or should not become an RN

I am just starting my ADN RN program at 32 years old. My sister (25y/o) is about graduating next spring with her BSN. My youngest sister (22y/o) is applying to my program next semester. There's no right age you just got to decide to make it the right time.

@Cinda How bad you want to become an RN? or better what are you willing to sacrifice?... at your age. 

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Nurse Night Owl is a LVN and specializes in Geriatrics and Urology.

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You're never too old to learn more or something new! I say go for it! 😀

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HelicopterMom is a BSN and specializes in Flight RN, SICU, Trauma Resus.

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I'm sorry about your husband's passing.

You are never too old to learn and get a degree.  It will be a rewarding accomplishment, at any age.

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Please accept my sincere condolences and respect for the loss of your beloved husband. May he RIP as he will always be in your heart forever. As for being too old???? Never! I am 60 years old, a wife, grandmother, Army veteran, and breast cancer survivor. I also have TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) with partial hearing loss in which I wear bilateral hearing aids 24/7. I have been an LVN since 1986. Go for it! Never stop reaching for the stars and your dreams. Do not listen to the naysayers!!! I attended college 5 years part-time balancing my family and health to complete my nursing prerequisite courses. My GPA is 3.75, I have been accepted to my college honor society, and I have won 2 Scholarships. To include a high academic achievement award from the college president. We "older" students know what we want. In addition, we offer maturity, life experience, are focused and dedicated towards our goals. I start RN school this spring 2020. Life is a journey, and I am enjoying the ride! I hope you enjoy your new adventure too. Believe it because you can achieve!!!!

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