Question for nurses who came into the career late... - page 5

I am not a nurse, but I want to become one. I am 35 and a SAHM of two, one will be 5 in a few weeks and the other will be 7 this summer. I would like to go back to college in the fall when my5 year... Read More

  1. by   RN Zeke
    I love the replies for the older students! What we choose to do at any age is in our own hands. We can become more educated with a better job or stay where we are in a lower paying, less satisfying position. I will hit the books, study and teach, the Good Lord willing, the rest of my life! AMEN!!
  2. by   shelleybelle
    I turned 31yrs old this past February... I will graduate in July from LPN school. I'm a single mom, my son is 5yrs old. He started Kindergarten this past August 2wks before I started school. If I can make it through LPN school as a single mom on my own, ANYONE can! He's at a good age for me.... there's not much homework in kindergarten and he pretty much entertains himself when he has to. Be prepared to sacrifice some important family time.... or at the very least, learn to juggle it all. I've been fortunate with the support of my parents & ex-inlaws (outlaws?) to babysit anytime I've needed them. I don't regret this at all! My ONLY regret is that I didn't do this 10yrs ago! I wasted a lot of time sitting in an office behind a computer.. bleh! Losing my job last April was the best thing that ever happened to me I start my pre-req's for RN in August.... I can't wait!

    Good luck to you....
  3. by   shelleybelle
    Originally posted by giggles66
    Is there anyone out there who did not do well in high school and had to start at the remedial level with their classes, and is struggling to get through the higher level math courses or any courses for that matter? if so, what courses are you taking now? How are you doing in them?

    HI Carmen

    I graduated from HS - barely! I was like 5th or 6th from the bottom, I think. I did as little as possible to squeeze by. I'm happy - no, i'm THRILLED!- to say that I've managed to keep all A's & B's through school. As my instructor says, desire is half the battle As for becoming an LPN vs. RN. For me, I didn't feel like I had a choice. As a single mom, I couldn't afford to be off work for more than a year, so now that I'm almost finished with my LPN, I can see that RN title in the not so distant future. Who knows how far I'll go.... especially now that I know I CAN!