1. I have longed to be a nurse all my life. I became a CNA when I was 32 years old, but I wanted so much to do more and allowed to have more duties. When I was 50 years old, I attended LPN school for two months until I failed the dosage calculations. Then I became very depressed and my self-esteem hit bottom. So, I turned in another direction and graduated with an Associates degree in Computer Networking Management. What was I thinking? I guess not to clearly because now I am enrolled in a BS degree program in Computer Information Systems. Guess what I am struggling to pass? Algebra 1!!!! I am now 54 years old and I feel like my clock is ticking. What do I want to be when I grow up? Oh, I forgot to mention that I have arthritis in my knees and back and fibromyalgia. What a mess! I know where my heart is leading me and I want to care for others, even more so than when I was 16 years old. This is how I feel!
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  3. by   mammaoftwo
    HI! I have fibromyalgia and am 54 years of age and I will be starting school in January 2007 to become a nurse. I figure if I have to live with pain, then I might as well do what I have wanted to do my whole life. I have two young boys and am a single parent. My brother lives with me and helps with the boys though. You are not to old to do what you have always dreamed of, never give up! Good luck!!
  4. by   Tweety
    Welcome to Allnurses. I hope you find this site helpful in your journey.