My age.... - page 2
Now before I start to vent, I have to say, that my family (as in, my mom & dad) are very supportive of me becoming an LPN. The only thing that is bugging me is since I won't be able to start the LPN... Read More
Dec 8, '06Occupation: allnurses Asst Community Manager, APRN Specialty: 25 year(s) of experience in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU ; From: US ; Joined: Apr '00; Posts: 53,612; Likes: 26,749Heck, I went back to school at 44 for a grad degree and incurred BIG student loans (read maxed out) and yes, I do certainly plan to work until I'm 70! You are not too old.
Dec 9, '06Occupation: taking care of others. Specialty: Med/Surge, Private Duty Peds ; From: GA ; Joined: Jan '06; Posts: 769; Likes: 464don't let age stop you, i started lpn school at age 38, graduated age 40 and now at age 42 will be starting lpn to rn school in january.
at the same time i was in lpn school i had a four uear old at home. now she is 8 and says that she wants to study and do good school work like mom did when she was in school. i found out that having her see me having to study and has set an excellent example for her.
Dec 11, '06Joined: Apr '05; Posts: 63; Likes: 9Quote from maddiesmommyDear maddiesmommy, I started LPN school, when I was 30yrs old. I graduated at 31yrs, but didn't start working, full time, until my youngest was 2yrs, and could talk, before I sent him off to daycare. We'd had a couple of, unpleasant babysitter experiences, prior to that. I like your idea, better. LPN, school was a great experience, for me. Starting at 35yrs, will work great, in my opinion. Don't worry about job offers, there will be plenty!Now before I start to vent, I have to say, that my family (as in, my mom & dad) are very supportive of me becoming an LPN. The only thing that is bugging me is since I won't be able to start the LPN program until my 18 month old begins Kindergarten, which will be in about 3.5 years, that will make me 35 going on 36 yrs old when I start schooling. My dad acted like that was crazy, and I'd almost be near retirement age before I'd finish schooling and start working.
Hello! Isn't retirement age 65 or 70? And I told him it would only take me a year of schooling so I would graduate at age 36 and hopefully get a job not too long after.
Sorry for the vent, that comment, just kind of hit a nerve.
Thanks for listening!!
Dec 14, '06Joined: Jul '06; Posts: 21My nursing instructor liked to say, "What will you be doing a year from now?" As in, why not see your goal through, versus wallowing in lack-of-goalness. Actually, she said it much more effectively.
Actually, I am 40 years-old. The kicker is that I'm probably 70 lbs over-weight. And, I can do it. It's not the age, so much. I do find that when I am exercising regularly, and my posture is good, I can walk up and down those halls all night.
So, you have plenty of time. Keep yourself strong. You can do it.