I wonder if I'm too old...? - page 3

I'm 53. I've been an RN for 13 years, but I've been out of it for a year pursuing a business idea. Well, that's come to it's end pretty much, and more than that, I really miss being a nurse and... Read More

  1. by   EGspirit
    Quote from Been there,done that
    I managed to schlepp the halls at 60. And I was fat to boot. You've got this!
    Good luck, let us know how it's going.
    LOL! Well, good for you! I will keep you posted.
  2. by   Rocknurse
    I'll be 51 next month and in my final year of the acute NP program. I didn't feel old when I started but I definitely had a bit of a mid-life crisis when I hit 50 but I'm getting over it now. The way I look at it is, I'll have to work for the foreseeable future and I might as well continue to set up my career favorably. I'd rather be in a position to earn good money using my brain, then having to force this old body to do physical work for the next 2 decades. You're not too old until you're dead. If you think you'll be working for at least the next 15-20 years, then do what your heart desires. It's a good thing to continue to further yourself as nursing is changing so rapidly and you never know what the future holds. Keep working towards a goal and you'll stay one step ahead. Good luck.
  3. by   Becky121
    Don't look at age. Look at what you can do and start from there. You are actually doing the right thing coz you're being healthy and starting something new in your life. Just keep the faith and be optimistic. Forget about age so long as you keep your health in tip top shape you still have a lot left in your life. Who knows you're just starting something new again. I wish you well!
  4. by   wondern
    Age is a matter of mind, and if you don't mind it don't matter.
  5. by   Medic/Nurse
    How old will you be if you don't go for your MSN and get back to work and heed the calling?

    Ahh, still 53, eh?

    Well, that settles that.

    We only get one go on the marble, make it count! I know that determination and attitude has everything to do with where you go. I think you will do great.

  6. by   EGspirit
    Quote from Becky121
    Don't look at age. Look at what you can do and start from there. You are actually doing the right thing coz you're being healthy and starting something new in your life. Just keep the faith and be optimistic. Forget about age so long as you keep your health in tip top shape you still have a lot left in your life. Who knows you're just starting something new again. I wish you well!
    Thanks, Becky. I agree: health is the key. If I have that--enough to do nursing--then it's all good.
  7. by   EGspirit
    Quote from Medic/Nurse
    How old will you be if you don't go for your MSN and get back to work and heed the calling?

    Ahh, still 53, eh?

    Well, that settles that.

    We only get one go on the marble, make it count! I know that determination and attitude has everything to do with where you go. I think you will do great.

    Thank you very much.

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