Rad tech thinking of nursing

  1. I have been a MRI/X-ray tech for 13 years and I am so done with it. I knew in X-ray school this wasn't what I wanted to do because of all the monotony and physics and I finished school anyway. I remembered enjoying A&P classes and medical terminology but once I got into radiation physics i was bored to tears. I am thinking of going back to school but I am 40 years old. I would have to do my science classes over as they have expired and I only have an associates so I haven't taken math classes much. I could just kick myself for not going into nursing in the first place. I just can't stand to look at another MRI machine!! Anyone go back to school in their 40's?
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  4. by   dianah
    Moved to Pre-nursing Forum.
    I have to think you are not the first to pursue nursing at age 40.
    If you are in good health and this is what you wish to do, I say go for it. And good luck to you, whatever you decide.
  5. by   203bravo
    I went back in my mid 40's (and there were 3 of us in the BSN program) and currently just finished the 1st semester of a FNP program in my late 40's..Never too late.

    Best of luck.
  6. by   Scottishtape
    Meh, you're not too late.

    I did my LPN when I was 20, but didn't go back for my RN until I was 33.

    When I got my LPN, there was a 51 year old in my class. She did really well and passed NCLEX on the first shot.

    Go for it!
  7. by   lmgst30
    When I was 37, I looked at my current career and knew I couldn't spend another 30 years there. Now I'm 39, got pinned yesterday (ADN), and am looking forward to 25+ years in a career that really seems to suit me better.

    I'll admit, I was one of the older people in my community college program, but there were a few people older than me (including one in his 60's), and 90% of us were career changers of some sort.

    The hardest part about being older is managing school with young kids and a FT job. That was really the only disadvantage I felt those of us who weren't 23-year-olds had.
  8. by   Lipoma
    There's a 50 year old LPN in my ABSN program. From word of mouth...she's doing pretty well.