Fresh old nursing student!

  1. Hi everyone I am 40 and I am finally getting to start nursing school this Fall! I am very excited I just hope I can keep up with the needs of my 2 teenagers and my 10 year old and study enough! I started out as a CNA to get a chance to work in a hospital before I earned my RN degree and I loved it! I am not working now so I have enough energy for school and home, but now I have no money and I don't qualify for aid because of last years tax return!My hubby and I are using some savings, but we are going to have to get a student loan to finish. I definitely think this would have been easier at 19, but better late than never!
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    About beth66335

    Joined: May '07; Posts: 900; Likes: 298
    Student, wife, and Mom of 3, and that is plenty!; from US

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  3. by   ohmeowzer RN
    i am soo excited for you to start NSG school !! where are you going? what degree are you working on? tell us all about it !! when is your graduation date? how long did it take you to do prereqs? please keep me updated on everything... beleive me when i say the expense is worth it... 3 cheers for you !! yipeeeeee
  4. by   General E. Speaking, RN
    Quote from beth66335
    Hi everyone I am 40 and I am finally getting to start nursing school this Fall! I am very excited I just hope I can keep up with the needs of my 2 teenagers and my 10 year old and study enough! I started out as a CNA to get a chance to work in a hospital before I earned my RN degree and I loved it! I am not working now so I have enough energy for school and home, but now I have no money and I don't qualify for aid because of last years tax return!My hubby and I are using some savings, but we are going to have to get a student loan to finish. I definitely think this would have been easier at 19, but better late than never!
    I'm 40 and I started my LVN to RN transition program today. I have a teenager daughter. Dropped to part time nights because the summer session is full time. I know about the money thing too. Stocking up on candles in case we can't afford electricity soon Good luck in school! You'll do great. Non-traditional "seasoned" students usually do fine despite other obligations/stressors.
  5. by   annmel
    Hi Beth..I am new too! Glad you are here! I found alot of support here!welcome!
  6. by   beth66335
    Quote from kizzykatlove
    i am soo excited for you to start NSG school !! where are you going? what degree are you working on? tell us all about it !! when is your graduation date? how long did it take you to do prereqs? please keep me updated on everything... beleive me when i say the expense is worth it... 3 cheers for you !! yipeeeeee
    Hi! I am starting in August of this year, and I am going for my RN. If I am going to start school at 40 I am going to go all out! I don't plan on going any higher though, the higher you go the less patient care, and that is what I'm about! If I can stay on track and the money thing doesn't trip me up I should graduate in May of 2009. I started prereqs in Spring of 05, and I have been part time til now because I worked. I still have Speech and English to do but I am taking them in the Summers;Speech this year and English next year. I will be at Roane State CC in Tennessee, their program is about the best around here. Thanks for the enthusiasm, most of my friends think I'm crazy, but they are not medical-minded, my Hubby is very proud of me though!
  7. by   beth66335
    Quote from annmel
    Hi Beth..I am new too! Glad you are here! I found alot of support here!welcome!
    I actually got the idea to visit here from a lady I bought an NCLEX-RN reveiw book from on Ebay!
  8. by   beth66335
    Quote from kriso
    I'm 40 and I started my LVN to RN transition program today. I have a teenager daughter. Dropped to part time nights because the summer session is full time. I know about the money thing too. Stocking up on candles in case we can't afford electricity soon Good luck in school! You'll do great. Non-traditional "seasoned" students usually do fine despite other obligations/stressors.
    I will definitely do better at 40 than I would have at 20, I was a terrible student back then. Much to my amazement I currently hold a 2.97 GPA.
  9. by   Tweety
    Good luck to you. Welcome to Allnurses. I hope you find the site helpful along the way.

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