Published Jan 10, 2005
Hi everyone.I was a nursing student twice , had a 4.0,dropped out to take care of seriously ill children and would like to go back.Problem is that I am now a 55 year old grandmother of eight. I don't want to be unrealistic, but I still want to be a nurse so badly!!
Tweety, BSN, RN
Go for it! You'll be fantastic! Good luck!
One of my classmates is 68 years old. We're all amazed by him! One of the smartest guys I've ever met. He does it because it is one of his passions. Also, he found retirement boring.
Yeah! another grandma! I am 52 and hope to start in LPN training this fall. Scared to death!
:imbar Hi Grammyd. I am also 55 and a grandmother, got my license when I was 52. One of the biggest problems that I encountered was that fellow nurses and doctors automatically assumed that, due to my age, I was very experienced as a nurse. They offered little assistance and expected a lot more of me than they did of the younger new grads. It was humiliating at times, always having to explain. However, go with your heart. Be also forewarned, it is strenous and tiring. I have trouble keeping up with the kids.
You can do it! The eldest member of our class is in her late 60s. She said that when she was younger she wanted to be a nurse. She married at 18 had her first baby at 19 and was unable to persue her dream. Now, 6 kids and 3 grandkids later she's finally going after her dreams.
Go for it, you can totally do it. And how cool would it be for you kids and grandkids to say that their grandma was in university. Keep us posted on your decision.
A fellow student is 62 in April.
You are never too old.
A fellow student is 62 in April.You are never too old.
Nope, I agree - student at age 52 - welcome to the group of "older and wiser"! If we can do it, so can you.
you are never too old to follow your dreams - go for it!
I worked with a midwifery student who raised 9 kids and was in her 60's when she was a student with us. Since, she has become a CNM and as a FNP as well.
In my class, we had a lady in her late 60's. She was a teacher and was married to a MD. She was one of the brightest in the class. She did it for the love of it and now works part-time. Go for it. You'll be great.
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