I'm a returning adult -- decided to go back to school in 2000 at age 40. I had to pretty much start from scratch again with english, psych, sociology, chemistry, bio, on and on before I could start the nursing program. Anyway, I still don't know why I did this to myself, but after being out of school for over 20 years, the first course I started out with was chemistry. I still can't believe I dove in head first like that. It must have been because I started in the summer and the selections are limited, but I at least could have chosen psych or sociology or something to kind of get my feet wet .... anyway, I managed to pass it, and have been going ever since. I plan to graduate nursing in May. I've been going part time, working too, so it's taken me a little longer. As much as I groan and moan about it sometimes and get stressed, I think I will miss it when it's all over. I've had a good time and met a lot of nice people along the way.