Is it the right move? (long post) - page 2

Hi all, Im new here, and I wanted to get a few opinions about nursing. I was caught in the great hi-tech boot-a-thon last May, after being laid-off for the 2nd time in 3 years, and very little hope... Read More

  1. by   colleen10
    Hi Roy_D,

    It is very nice to meet you.

    I too was caught up in the High Tech boom but I was in HR and Marketing.

    I had thought about going into Nursing the first time I was in school but I knew at the time I did not have the emotional maturity to be a nurse at that age nor the follow through to make it through all the nursing courses and clinicals.

    But now that I am a little older and wiser I am taking my pre- and co-requisites and hope to be in clinicals in Fall 2003.

    I will be 30 when I hopefully graduate with my ASN.

    My school actually can't get enough people into the program. I spoke with an Advisor last summer about 3 weeks before school was to start and she wanted me to jump right in and start clinicals. I declined though because I wasn't financially ready and I didn't have most of my pre-req's done.

    All I can say is you never know until you try and 31 isn't old at all. Just think, you have 30 some more years of working life ahead of you

    I have also found that I am often one of the younger people in my classes (which are at night).

    Like you said, your girlfriend drove herself crazy trying to get into a program but it "paid off".

    Good Luck,