Published Oct 9, 2004
You are reading page 2 of Need Some Advise. Want to be an RN: late 30's AM I TOO LATE?
my dad was 52 when he & my sister was 31 when they graduated from the community ADN program together!
They were in their first year out as nurses when I decided to join them and make us a nursing family!
i was an LPN for 18 years, got my AD at 39, now finishing my bachelors, hoping for my master's....ITS NEVER TOO LATE!!! i would, however, try to work or volunteer in a hospital or other health care facility tosee "the lay of the land" first..
Quickbeam, BSN, RN
Several members of my accelerated BSN class were over 50.
I'd advise what I always do....look at your career options in nursing with an eye for what you'd do if you could no longer do hands on care. Nursing can be tough physically. There are many choices but some take planning and strategy. I "stalked" a community health RN job for 10 years and it came to me just as my knees were giving out! I can continue in this job until I retire. Something to think about and that they may not tell you in school.
Heck yes you should continue into the feild I graduated in June and I am 31. There were lots of age ranges n my class from 18 to around 55. We need all the help we can get.
Hi, everyone. :rotfl: I'm new here and have been in my current career for eleven years. I've started looking into the RN field and was amazed by the different pportunities available. I also think that this career would be extremely rewarding, but I'm just in the beginning and not sure even where to start with schools, degrees, and even more research. I figure that if I want to make such a large career change I better make sure it's right. Can anyone who made a career change into nursing please offer some advice? Thank you! AND Thank you to all the RN's out there who provide that wonderful open hearted friendly care. We all love you!!!!:-) You've touched many lifes including mine. RNwannabe :)
That is so cool! My mom graduated 21 years ago from the program I am currently attending. She's suggested nursing as a good fit for me for years. I finally listened!
my dad was 52 when he & my sister was 31 when they graduated from the community ADN program together!They were in their first year out as nurses when I decided to join them and make us a nursing family!
Tweety, BSN, RN
Good luck! :)
Never too late. I am 41 and I am a first semester Nursing student. It's a lot of work, but I know that in the long run it will be great! I quit my job in 2002 and been in school ever since! Best of luck to you, whatever you decide.
kudos to you for thinking about going into nursing!!!!
I never thought I'd be a nurse but I graduated at 27 yo as a single mom.
Most in my class were much older than me.
class of 53 students graduated 2, 21 year olds to be the youngest.
if you choose to go for it,,,,, welcome to nursing!!
RN IN ALABAMA
Proceed full speed ahead! I was 52 when I graduated with an ADN. Consider the numbers of years you have till retirement and the various opportunities in nursing. You will always have employment opportunities. As you get "too old" for hospital work, consider office, school or private duty which may be less physically taxing. Best to you.
Antikigirl, ASN, RN
NO..not to late at all, I was 28 single mother with a baby, and most of the folks were in their 30's in my graduation year. We were a great class that really supported eachother, and age...many of us feared our age at first..but one look around and seeing everyone else's expression being the same as yours..well that broke the ice the first day, and we didn't feel uncomfortable again!!!!
Many people are re-considering career changes in their 30's! Unlike times before, We have more choices, more opportunity to discover new career fields, and if we work hard, we can achieve them...and I think our age is perfect to realize this bonus and take it!!!
And nursing..yes, plenty of opportunities to specialize in something you feel is rewarding! Yes, everything has its hurdles..but if you want something..you strive to gain it...and if you can, well Nursing is a good way to go!
Research the field, like you are by asking this question, and I am sure you will find if nursing is right for you and your personal goals! :)
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