New Here, with Question! - page 2

You all seem so friendly. It's so good to be here because I have no one to talk to about this. I'm going to be 54 this month, will have an AA degree in Liberal Arts as of 6/03, and won't be able... Read More

  1. by   mageean
    Age is no barrier. Commitment and maturity always welcome. keep on!
  2. by   opalmRN
    it is not even a question if your heart is in it.

    While there are some down sides I have experienced being older (body aches, memory retention, bladder oh yeah, that's pregnancy realted) the benefits far outweigh them.

    I don't have the stress of a boyfriend, fiance.

    I don't have the stress of "study or party" because my memory is not a keen as it once was, I'm always studying!

    I have raised a family, and lived to tell. That my friend, prepares you more than you know.

    And the top reason it's better when your older.......
    you can park in the staff lot and no one gives you a second glance!!!!

    Have fun with this, and keep looking forward toward your goal.
  3. by   researchrabbit
    The other students are going to LOVE you!!!
  4. by   Dr. Kate
    No matter what happens in 5 or 6 years you'll be 5 or 6 years older, so do what you want.

    Also, we have found that the more mature new grads are far more receptive and able to deal with the challeneges of being a new nurse.
    Isn't it great that there are some times when being a bit older is a benefit?
    And there's nothing like being around younger adults to make you think and feel younger.

    You go girl!
  5. by   GPatty
    When I graduated, our oldest was a 58 y/o lady, and she was an Honor Student!
    Her and her daughter went through nursing school together, which I think was really cool....
    I miss talking to her....she's a lovely lady.
    Good Luck to you in school! I'm sure you are going to be fantastic!

  6. by   Just Angi
    Age does not matter. In my classes we have students from 17 to 64. The one that is 64 does GREAT! she helps those who are having trouble getting through it. FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS!!!
  7. by   Love-A-Nurse
    all the best to you!
  8. by   NurseAngie
    Congratulations on your decision and WELCOME TO NURSING!