I'm 52 years old and am considering pursuing an LVN route. I'd considered nursing many years ago, but was talked out of it and regret I didn't pursue this course. I'm energetic and fit as a fiddle, so to say - very athletic and love life, and love helping people. I'm also a hospice volunteer, and have done lay counseling in grief and relationships. I have experience in clerical work, accounting, and human resources, and have a B/A degree in History. I'm listing these things as a means to briefly describe my background and experiences. I'm considering the LVN route because I'd like to have more hands-on, personable experience with the patients. I want to be able to assist them both physically and emotionally.
My questions are these: Would my age be a factor in "not" considering pursuing a nursing career? Also, I've thought about the private school route, since I heard that there isn't a waiting period, and the pre-reqs can be completed during that time. Does anyone know about American Career College in Ontario, CA? And what is the tution there? I have saved my money over the years, so I may be able to afford and pursue this route.
Any and all information would be truly appreciated! I don't mind hearing the truth, albeit pros or cons. I just want to make sure I have as much information and viewpoints as possible before pursuing this route. Thanks in advance!