Hi, I am a student nurse who graduates in May 2007. The new semester starts next Monday and I am beginning to feel that familiar knot forming in my stomach. I am not your average nursing student because I am 50+. Nursing has been my passion from as far back as I can remember. I was a Candy Striper at age 14, but was hooked way before that. Circumstances have finally worked themselves out so that I can finish nursing school. It took 30 years, a wonderful husband,3 grown kids and the company I worked for going bankrupt for me to get here, but I'm here and its going well. I am a firm believer in making lemonade when life gives you lemons.