opinions wanted

  1. hi my name is lisa and i am 35 yrs old, looking to enroll in nursing school soon. i have been thinking about this way too long. forteen yrs to be exact! tried once but i had just had a baby and it was too stressful. anyway, are u never too old to start down the road of another career? i am currently working in the lab as a tech, so i've been in the healthcare field for a while now. i just can't seem to let this go. it's like it's calling me! scary but true! what do u all think? thanks
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    Joined: Mar '04; Posts: 13
    medical lab technician


  3. by   nursemichelle
    Go for it!!! What could it hurt, at least give it a try! I'm 38 and just went back this year with 4 teenage sons and I'm enjoying school, you probably will too! Good luck!
  4. by   Tweety
    Nope never too old to start again. Good luck!!!
  5. by   TECH715
    thanks! It means a lot. I hope I will be able to get the financial assistance? I am single with a teenager at home. How did some of you juggle school and work?
  6. by   cinrn68
    You're never too old, and it's never too late (unless you're dead, but then you don't know it's too late). Depending on the course load you will have to take, it's quite feasible to still work on weekends, evenings, etc. However, between work, school, studying, and family life it will be a lot of work, but it's certainly worth it in the end. And if you've been wanting to do this for the last 14 years, I'm sure you will find it all worthwhile.
  7. by   unknown99
    You are never too old for knowledge!!! If you want it, go for it!! I have been an LPN for 19 years, and will graduate in June'04 with an ADN/RN. I am 40 y.o., work part-time, go to scholl full time and have 5 children ages 21 down to 4.
    It is tough, but I do it. So, I know you CAN do it.
    Sounds like your heart is in it. You will be a good nurse!
  8. by   Energizer Bunny
    I don't think anyone is ever too old. I am 30 and starting back full time in the fall with three little ones at home. You can do it!!!!!!
  9. by   gwk
    actually older students are better students..they take it more seriously and want it more Do It!
  10. by   camay1221_RN
    My mother is 56 and just graduated with her Masters in Business and is about to embark on a whole new career.