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
Dec 9, '02Occupation: Manager of Mental Health Services for Older People Joined: Dec '01; Posts: 358; Likes: 1Age is no barrier. Commitment and maturity always welcome. keep on!
Dec 9, '02Occupation: Lifetime student! Joined: Oct '02; Posts: 819; Likes: 2it 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.
Dec 9, '02Occupation: Psychiatric Research Joined: Aug '02; Posts: 1,467; Likes: 6The other students are going to LOVE you!!!
Dec 9, '02Occupation: RN in Nursing Education; House Supervision; Editor RNdex Joined: Mar '02; Posts: 427; Likes: 9No 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!
Dec 10, '02Joined: Aug '01; Posts: 3,725; Likes: 459Hey~
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!
Dec 11, '02Occupation: RN Specialty: med/surg & geriatrics ; Joined: Sep '02; Posts: 208Age 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!!!
Dec 11, '02Occupation: ADON-LTC Specialty: 19 year(s) of experience in LTC, ER, ICU, ; Joined: Feb '01; Posts: 5,856; Likes: 36all the best to you!
Dec 11, '02Joined: Mar '01; Posts: 542; Likes: 44Congratulations on your decision and WELCOME TO NURSING!