Advice PLEASE - Considering Nursing @ 39 - page 6

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  1. by   NurseJeanB
    I am 39 and just starting a Nursing program which will take 3 years. I too worked many years in the technical and customer service fields and had no healthcare experience previously. I just knew that I wanted to be a nurse. I turn 40 in 3 months and well even though I am getting a late start I am finally going for it. I quit my job of 21 years and I couldn't be more excited. I know that your tuition seems high but it really isn't for a private school. The state colleges in CA have about a 3500 a year cost for tuition but I know that the cost for private colleges are anywhere from 20,000-40.000 a year.
  2. by   buttons65
    I am 42 and graduated in May 07. I am waiting to take state boards. My advice to you GO FOR IT !!!!! Best thing I ever did for MYSELF !!
    Good luck.
  3. by   krupa
    Quote from krupa
    Can you please send me address or contact information of tution assistant association with hospital /healthcare afflilate (contract)
    I am looking for hospital who do the contract with student. my nice is planning to go for nursing.
    Thank you very much.

    I am looking for college who consider a tuition assistance association with a hospital/healthcare affiliate.
    thank you very much.
  4. by   beth66335
    Quote from RMBnAZ
    Looking for advise...I'm 39 and I'm considering going to a 2-year private college for a nursing degree beginning in March. I'm a customer service manager making $65,000+ a year - but, my position is being eliminated and I will be unemployed in the next 30 days - but, receiving severance pay through Sept 07. I don't have a passion for customer service management (kind of "grew up" in the environment and ended up here) and often wanted/thought of pursuing nursing in my "younger days". My RN education is expected to cost approximately $40,000 (student loans). Is that a fair amount for tuition? I don't think there is anything but nursing that I would love as a career and still be able to make a decent living. Any thoughts, feedback, advice, etc would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks for reading!
    I know this thread is old and I have read your recent posts to see you are pursuing your dream, I just wanted to say I will graduate in May 2009 and turn 42 two weeks later. I don't consider myself old, in fact, I don't feel 40 and I have always wanted to be a nurse, so when the opportunity came along, age wasn't even considered, I just went for it! Like a PP said, if you are healthy, do what you want whatever your age!