Are we all old??? - page 3

Hi Everybody. I'm new to this board, but it seems that there are a lot of older/returning students here. Just out of curiousity, how old are you and where are you in life??? I'm 33 and a... Read More

  1. by   BSNtobe2009
    Phrase on a Hallmark Card:

    "Old will always be 10 years older than we are"
  2. by   janepearson
    New to the board. I am 38 years old! Ugh! I am divorced, have 3 kids (5, 4, & 3). I RARELY get a break from my ex-husband.
    I have worked as a Technical Writer for years but do not want to return to it. It is a very volatile industry. One day they need you, the next day they are cutting the budget and you are the first to go.
    But despite all of the negatives, I have decided to become an RN via the Associates Degree route. Am I nuts? I do have a Bachelor of Arts that I should be able to transfer some credits from.
    I'm glad I'm not the only one concerned about returning to school!
  3. by   Brand new RN
    You old??? Nah! Now me, I'm older than dirt!
    And guess what?...Just got my PSB results, am currently working on my generals (to get them done beforehand) and hope to have an acceptance letter in hand by the end of March, 2007 so I'm certain of being on my way to the local nursing program at school for fall semester next year.
    My age??? 52 and proud of it.
    Best 2nd career I could think of...and now it's my dream honey...
  4. by   nynurse2be
    I'm 35 years old, and really enjoying my 30's! I've been married for 2 years. I am a grantwriter, and am really nervous about this career change. I come from a long line of nurses, both here and in Ireland, so I guess it's in my blood.

    I used to teach college composition, and the best students were always the "returning" students. Here's to maturity and dedication!
  5. by   Jilaweez
    Hi everyone, us "non-traditional" students are becoming quite "traditional"!! I'm 32, 3kids..8,3 and almost 2, and a 12yo stepson. I am waiting for two letters, one any day and one in March for next fall (that's the one I really want). I currently work at a hosp in communications, it's fun, convinced me med school wasn't going to be for me. I am glad to see so many people my age with the same dream!!!
  6. by   goal2be
    I'm 23 and I have a year pre-req's to do before I get into the nursing program. I'm married and have a two-year old son. It's really a lot of work, studying and also catering to the needs of your family and yourself. However, I have my main goal, which is to earn a BSN in Nursing. Yes, I'm not the youngest in my classes, but I'm determined to achieve this goal.
  7. by   BabyRN2B_09
    Hi, I am 26 years old, a wife and SAHM to an 11 month old daughter. The ADN will be my second degree, my first one was a BS in Biology, but didn't want to be a teacher or work in a lab, and liked that nursing offered so many more options, so here I am, waiting to get into a program at a local community college.
  8. by   greatan
    I'm 43 years old and have just started LPN classes last week. I have a 15 year old son. You are only as old as you feel. Age does not make a difference.
  9. by   ChargeNurseAmy74
    Quote from greatan
    i'm 43 years old and have just started lpn classes last week. i have a 15 year old son. you are only as old as you feel. age does not make a difference.
    [font=book antiqua]agreed!
  10. by   pnut_bandit
    i am 37 yrs old and started nursing school this fall (have one more semester of pre req's).i have a about to be 16 yr. old girl and she is excited to see mom going back to school.
  11. by   LMRN10
    Quote from BSNtobe2009
    Phrase on a Hallmark Card:

    "Old will always be 10 years older than we are"
    :chuckle :roll Ok, so funny, but isn't it so true?? :chuckle :roll
  12. by   Hnebun
    Hello fellow "oldies"!!!!

    I turned 34 yesterday...I have a 10 year old and a 4.5 year old.....I just went back to work part-time at my daughters pre-school for some extra cash after being a SAHM for the past 6.5 years....there's been a lot to get used to!
    I am currently knocking out pre-reqs....will take A&P next fall and hopefully start the nursing program fall of '08.
    Good luck to everyone!
  13. by   Carmelsyn
    Heck no, you are never too old to learn. I hopefully will be way into my nursing program by that time at 32 years old with (2) children. Whatever you think of can become reality. Go for yours!