new "over 35" thread - page 8

Hi all, I was just thinking that the other thread for those of us over 35 was getting a bit long so I figured it would be a good idea to start a new one. We may get even more people to join in if... Read More

  1. by   LauraF, RN
    I'll be 37 in a month. I've got two toddlers. I'm only taking algebra this summer semester, its online. Pretty fast paced too. Just have to find the time to do it. Next semester is going to be a kicker, my first on campus class. It is anatomy and lab, chemistry and child development will be online though. My daughter with disabilities will be starting preschool in the fall so I will have more free time. Hoping my son will qualify for a peer model at the same preschool.
  2. by   NurseSue

    Sounds like you are going to be busy also. Do you work too?
  3. by   LauraLou
    I will be 35 in August, so hopefully I am close enought to qualify for this thread!

    I feel really lucky after reading everyone's posts. My husband makes enough that I don't have to work while in school. I am stressed enough with classes, I can't imagine trying to work too!

    About two-thirds of the people in my classes are over 30. There are not a lot of 18 year olds. Perhaps that is because I am going to a community college.

    Good luck everyone!
  4. by   VickyRN
    LOTS of our students are second career and in their late 30's, 40's, occasionally we have some in their 50's. When I graduated 7 years ago, I was 41. Hey, you're only as old (or young) as you feel.
  5. by   LauraF, RN
    Originally posted by NurseSue

    Sounds like you are going to be busy also. Do you work too?
    Keeping up with "the babies" is job enough for me. I may end up having to find a job though. My hubby works for Sprint and it is rumored more lay-offs are coming up on Tuesday. I'll have to fall back on my LPN license. Thank goodness for that. Keeping up with the appointments for my little one with disabilities requires me to "want" a secretary to keep my day straight. :chuckle
  6. by   RN NascarFan
    Starting my first year of the nursing program here, in Sept.
    I am 42 and looking forward to getting started.
    We have 5 children still at home, and I will be working part time.
  7. by   Scruffy
    Hi Everybody,
    I am a 36 year old male who is just starting the glorious journey of nursing school. I am taking CNA training and a first year chemistry course. I am in a program that allows me to get all of my coreqs out of the way and go straight nursing to get an ADN. I already have a BA in Sociology and Journalism. Go figure. At least the BA will help get some of the requirements for a BSN out of the way if i decide to continue. Never too late to learn. Forever a work in progress!
  8. by   Scruffy
    I forgot to add that i am currently doing social work full time and will have to work 40 hours a week through school. It should be quite an adventure!
  9. by   PennyNickelDime_RN
    I am 48 and will finish my BSN in Spring, 2006. Sometimes I wonder what the heck I'm doing.

    I have three kids, 21, 19, and 15 and have been in college for the past two years deciding what I wanted to be when I grew up.

    I'm hoping there is a market for "older" nurses when I'm finished.
  10. by   kat57
    I am 46 and mother of 2 boys, starting LPN classes January 2004. I cannot wait to give notice to my employer, 15 years in admin. secretarial and finally following my dream. I love this discussion board.
  11. by   LauraF, RN
    Good for you!
  12. by   SomedayANurse
    Hello to all. I have been reading the forums for a few weeks now and decided maybe I should come out from under the rug and introduce myself! I am 38 years old and a mother of 4 children ages 20, 10, 4, and 2(yes I know I'm nuts). I have just enrolled in a technical college near my home with the intention of becoming an lpn. Unfortunately the earliest I can get it is Fall 2004. I can't even take the PSB test until Oct. I'm scared to death about going back to school after so many years but I have
    wanted to be a nurse for some time now. I took some classes 11 years ago and again 6 years ago but now have to retake most of them. It's nice to see so many other people my age undertaking a new challenge!
  13. by   LauraF, RN
    Welcome! I can sure relate to you with having two year olds. I have a 3 year old and 2&1/2 year old. They are a joy though! Good luck on getting in.