Vent... Why was I so stupid?!? - page 2
Why was I so stupid right after high school? If I would have just pulled my head out of my butt for 2 seconds and buckled down I wouldn't have to be going back to school at 31. Why on earth would I... Read More
Jan 19, '07Joined: Dec '02; Posts: 41,761; Likes: 48,081Quote from JoJo_Ga_GirlI agree with this . . . . I did many stupid things even though I did go to college.Aww....we were all stupid then...whether or not we went to college.
Jan 19, '07Joined: Mar '06; Posts: 84; Likes: 17...I, on the other hand, think I would have made a better nursing student if I would have tryed it earlier in life as opposed to in middle age. I think the blank page theory would have applied, & all my aquired bad habits would not interfere. I am not saying that a middle aged dog cannot be trained new tricks, just that I think it might not be as easy....
Jan 19, '07Occupation: LPN Specialty: Medical Telemetry, LTC,AlF, Skilled care ; Joined: Sep '05; Posts: 253; Likes: 24It always is such an inspiration to me when I see adults and older people going back to school. I think it must take so much courage and dedication to do so and the respect I have for all of you is tremendous. Several people in my class are second career students and I love learning and working with them. Their life experiences help them with the class and help them to achieve their goals and dreams. They've taught me that it's never to late to do what you want to do. So please don't bash yourself, it simply wasn't your time then to become a nurse, but now it certainly is. Best of luck to you, and to the rest of you
Jan 19, '07Specialty: 5 year(s) of experience ; From: US ; Joined: Jun '05; Posts: 542; Likes: 114Quote from TweetyBeatcha, Tweety (love your new avatar). I'm 48 and working on an ADN. Erin, my first degree was in speech and theatre. Huh? Why? Well, it was in the days when schools told you if you had a liberal arts degree, you could work 'anywhere'. Right ... Wrong!! I went back six years later for a masters in ... communications! I LOVE my nursing program but do not regret my previous career. It will only make me a better nurse (in four months!). I bet you can look back and see some benefits, too.My dad sent me to college right out of high school, paid tuition and an allowance. I quit after one year to have fun and party.
So here I am at age 47 still in school. LOL
Hang in there. Sometimes home life and nursing school don't get along. But in the end, it will all have been worth the struggle and sacrifices!
Jan 19, '07Occupation: Nursing Student Joined: Oct '06; Posts: 30Count me in! I did go to college after high school, but my parents always told me I didn't want to be a nurse, so I majored in business. Now at 27 with a husband and a 10 month old I am in my first semester of nursing school because I know there is nothing else that I want to do!
Jan 19, '07Specialty: LTC, Rehab ; Joined: Jan '07; Posts: 59; Likes: 7Dont feel bad people start nursing at many ages, you just feel old when your at a 4 yr college witha buch of 20 yr. olds. but its never too late.:typing
Jan 19, '07Occupation: allnurses Asst Community Manager, APRN Specialty: 25 year(s) of experience in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU ; From: US ; Joined: Apr '00; Posts: 53,570; Likes: 26,660I had to laugh at this one. I started nursing school right out of high school. One semester away from finishing, I quit school one day, joined the USNavy the next day and left the day after that. Now mind you, I did not withdraw from any of these classes, I just quit. So...when I wanted to go back to nursing school, some 15 years later, I had a GPA of 0.7!!!
Needless to say, I was stupid when I was 19!
Jan 19, '07Occupation: Medical Specialty: Med/Surg <1; Epic Certified <1 ; Joined: Nov '05; Posts: 2,257; Likes: 366Quote from matt59LOL....you must have worked at the same company that *I* did....I actually survived the 2 layoffs, but didn't like feeling someone was always looking over my shoulders!! I also empathize with your feelings after a couple of clinicals....could I feel more stupid?!?!?Oh well, that is my "vent," & I just gotta keep telling myself that I'm better off not having the option to go back to that ****-hole (because the way I've felt after a couple of clinicals, I may very well have if I had the option).
Quote from matt59Ditto from another "oldster" who didn't listen to her dad...and when she did get her first degree @ 43, got it in the "wrong" field -- of Business!!Anyway, good luck to all.
Jan 19, '07Occupation: Casual LPN in both acute care/LTC Specialty: 2 year(s) of experience in Med/Surg, LTC/Geriatric ; From: CA ; Joined: Nov '06; Posts: 582; Likes: 479I'm in the exact same boat. I've ALWAYS wanted to be a nurse. Goofed around in high school and didn't take any pre reqs. Got a decent paying job in a doctors office after high school. I'm not 30, 2 kids, husband, mortgage, 2 car payments and going back to school to become a nurse. It would have been so much easier to do it right after high school while still living at home.
Oh well. What's done is done.
Jan 19, '07Occupation: OR RN Specialty: 9 year(s) of experience in Surgical Services ; Joined: Jun '03; Posts: 65; Likes: 9At 31 I just graduated with my ADN and I couldn't be happier. Just keep looking ahead and you will make it.
This too shall pass.....
Jan 19, '07Occupation: Office Manager/Nursing Student Joined: Jan '07; Posts: 135; Likes: 4In just one day on this site, I have found my PEOPLE! I wanted to be a nurse sinceschool. When the time came to choose a high school, I told my mom I wanted to go to the vocational school to become a nurse. OUCH, she said , "The vocational school was for dummies," and I better go to regular high school, and go to college. Well, here I am thirty years later in nursing school!
I don't regret any of it. I will be a better nurse now than I could have ever been then. Peace, Donna