How many of us are over 35? - page 5

Just curious:p I will be 40 on Wed. I've got 2 kids, 10 and 6. I am still doing my pre-req's. I know I can do this,but would love to hear from some more grey hairs, hee hee:D By the way, my... Read More

  1. by   CaliLVN
    Sounds good to me Heather!! Will pop in on Saturday at the appointed time and place!! See ya!!

  2. by   Greg Bennett
    48, just finishing prereqs (4.0), hope to start nursing school in fall, married, no kids
  3. by   mother/babyRN
    Ok, I am not technically a student, but it feels like it with all the ceu programs you have to study for to STAY a nurse. I am also new to the site and at 44 ( will be 45 in June), have one in college, one in preschool, 2 in diapers and cover my grey.. I hope you'll count me in with the oldies group, as I am relearning not only nursing, but toddlerhood. Mine are 19 soon to be 20, just turned 4, just turned 3 and 18 months AND I am a labor and delivery nurse.....Who knew????
  4. by   Dublin37
    Good to have you Greg and baby/motherRN (what's your name? It might be shorter), it's great to hear from more people in our golden years, hee hee Anyway, hope you'll visit on the chat Sat. 9am Pacific time on address listed on my other post above . I am particularly interested in mother/baby nursing myself, but am still years away. Are there jobs to be found in that area b/mRN? Please feel free to e-me. Although, you've really :chuckle got your hands full! You take your work home eh? Nice to meet you. Heather
  5. by   49hightide
    I was feeling great about starting nursing in my forties - with these supportive comments posted above - but then read the posts in "nurses over 50 with health issues..." Any help resolving these disparate points of view?
  6. by   Steved
    I am 39 with two kids 6 and 11 and a very hard working and supportive wife. I will be 42 when a graduate (BSN) I'll turn 43 about a week after I graduate, but I like the sound of 42 better. I am still in pre-req courses so I haven't met the entire class that I will graduate with, but as it stands now I am the oldest by ten years and the only male in my class level. I am very encouraged by the posts in this thread. I keep expecting to run in to some crusty old veteran nurse who will say: "you're going to become a nurse in your forties, what are you crazy?" but it hasn't happened yet.
  7. by   roden58
    I'm 43, one 13 year old girl and a very supportive wife who encourages me and offers great support.Also takes our daughter out to give me study time alone... How ever my daughter does not follow my example.....mega stress with her study LOL
    good luck from another grey hair
  8. by   husker-nurse
    I'm 46 and 10 weeks to my RN can do it, hang in there (and remember how bad ya want it!) By the way, I'm a GRANDMA of a 5 year old
  9. by   RNIAM
    I am 36 just over that 35 post so i thought I would reply here. I was wondering if their are any new 0ver 35's that have joined in the last while? I begin nursing school in september. I am in Algebra 1 and Chemistry 1 right now.
    Take care all and good luck to everyone.
  10. by   Blessed
    Originally posted by janmae1950
    51 - will start nursing school Fall 2002.
    I am 49 1/2 graduated with ADN 16 yrs. ago, going back for BSN, will be 51 when I graduate this time. Never give up!
  11. by   micro
    it was in my second lifetime I entered the nursing profession graduating when i was 31 and........

    now my husband.......(I fall over backwards) is graduating this may from the LPN program................

    you are amongst a bunch of us old folkies here........but hey, you are only as old as you feel!!!!!!!!!

    you will do great
  12. by   mario_ragucci
    This is my place, because I am 37. I didn't know there was an age apartheid within the student body. It's hard for me to think of something to say here because i am ashamed of my age, and embarrassed that I am not all ready in my chosen career field for at least 15 years by now. I am shame for starting out to be a nurse so late in life. And all the younger students ignore me because I am an old fuddy duddy I don't fit in because I don't have tattoes and ear rings. I am so ashamed. I pity myself, and consider my ambitions to be "false motivation" because I am so old. (Mario begins to weep gently) :-(
  13. by   Jo
    Originally posted by Dublin37
    Just curious I will be 40 on Wed. I've got 2 kids, 10 and 6. I am still doing my pre-req's. I know I can do this,but would love to hear from some more grey hairs, hee hee By the way, my names Heather and I'm fairly new to the site.
    I'm 36 with four children and have four more semesters to go. There are many of us out there.