Is it ever too late for a career change?

  1. I graduated with a bachelors degree last year but I wasn't entirely sure what I wanted to do with my life. I spent a long time soul searching and realized I want to be my mom - A NURSE! lol

    But the road through nursing pre-reqs has been so bad for me. I've attended three colleges so far trying to piece together everything I need, and I'm still missing a couple of classes.

    So, long story short, I feel like I will NEVER get in! I will be in my mid-30s by the time I'm done with school.

    I feel hopeless when I think about it like that. I'm busting my butt and I feel like I'm getting nowhere fast.

    Pretty much, I'm just asking if I should step back and take a break? I'm freakin' dying from stress? Should I take all of this as a sign that this isn't for me? What should I do? Is it just too late for me to start nursing school - IF I EVER get in?
    Last edit by such_sweet_sorrow on Jan 20, '11
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    Registered Nurse; from US
    Specialty: Obstetrics, Women's Health


  3. by   mo3611
    I got married, got my bs in accounting , been a mom for the past 8 years and now I am attending a college in my area that has a RN Associates program. Applied for the fall RN program, but it is also very competitive. only 32 seats for the evening program. So, talk about career is never too late. Do what your heart desires. As being finished when your in your mid 30's...ummm well I'm 35 and I probably will not finish until i'm 37 or 38. I see people from all walks of life applying for the program..older, younger and the same age as me! My advice, do your research to which school u want to attend, transfer your pre-req's and just look ahead to a bright future. IF you want it, you can acheive it with hard work and determination and patience. Good Luck to you(-:
  4. by   such_sweet_sorrow
    Thank you so much for your reply. I WANT to be a nurse, truly. That's what my heart desires. So, I guess even if the road is hard and quite long, it will be worth it... I think I need a day to just breathe but I have none of those right now!

    Again thank you for your response and good luck to you as well...
  5. by   marymoo24
    I'm in my late 40s, and am going for it as well. IMO, it's never too late.

    Good luck!