Would it be to late?

  1. Hello my Name is Ruth!
    I'm planning to go into nursing school , but still have not make the decition to start. I'm currently working and I know that I have to quiet my job whis is not a problem because I have my husband's support. Since I am 39, would it be to late for my to start frome zero? I now that graduate and get my license is going to take me a few years and my question is : Would it be to late to be a new grad at 45 for example??
    I will really apreciate your advice!!!
    Sincerely
    Ruth
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  3. by   meanmaryjean
    Ruth- lots and lots of students pursue nursing in their 30s, 40s, and even 50s. I have graduated students in their 50s who got jobs right away.

    I would HIGHLY recommend finding a nurse you know and asking them to help you decide on the right path, informing you on the quality of local schools and such.

    Best wishes!
  4. by   jasj
    IT. IS. NOT. TOO. LATE. I'm 25 and am currently finishing up my prereqs with my 45 year old mom lol. She has been a CNA, tech at a hospital, a police officer and CMA. Although she has 35 years of experience in the medical field there are still things she doesn't know. My mom and I both work full time however neither she nor I can quit our jobs for school. She seems to be stressed at times bc she has to figure out when to study. It takes her longer to read materials bc she takes intricate notes but that's simply bc she studies differently and has been out of school for a while. If you're still unsure then how about just starting off with one class to ease yourself back into the school setting. My mom is extremely determined and sometimes more motivated than me lol. I think it's also important to have a great support system. I know you have your husband but maybe when you start school you can find a study partner or go on youtube and subscribe to Nurse Bass, RegisteredNurseRN, Allnurses.com, etc. There are so many motivational people there; although they don't know you personally they give great advice, can answer questions and give great nursing school tips. I hope everything works out for you and I hope this helped!
  5. by   verene
    No, not at all. One of my classmates was in her mid-fifties when she started the program. Totally awesome to have her with us and she has gone on to get a really cool job since graduation. (Which she got in part because of previous professional and life experience she could bring to the job).

    Look at it this way, you'll be 45 eventually either way, so what do you want to be doing when you reach that age? Working as an RN or something else?
  6. by   Here.I.Stand
    I graduated at 23, and after posting pics online I got several comments about how I looked like one of the youngest in my class. I had MANY classmates in 30s-40s, even a couple in their 50s; they were 2nd career learners and former stay-at-home moms who decided it was their turn to go back to school.
  7. by   jasj
    Quote from jasj
    Although she has 35 years of experience in the medical field there are still things she doesn't know.
    *Sorry about the typo, 25 years lol

    I also wanted to suggest that you volunteer at a hospital. I'm thinking about doing that while I finish my prereqs. That could really get you excited/motivated. Just a suggestion lol
  8. by   ruckyperez
    Thank you so much for your helpful advice all the words and comments had push me up . I forgot to mention tha I am certified nursing assistant and I am also thinking in volunteering for a hospital this year because it really helps a lot . Once againg, thank you so much for your advice!!!
  9. by   ruckyperez
    Thank you so much for the advice!! Actually this is going to be my second carrer! I have a bachelor degree with a mayor in music an I graduated with honnors , plus I had to learn English as a second lenguage ! Now I completelly felt in love with science and I can't stop when it comes to learn A and P. Once againg thank you for your comments because for one miment I thought would be to late to start all over!!!
  10. by   ruckyperez
    When I'll be in my 45 I wanna be helfull for somebody I wanna feel that with my knowledge I could make diference in people's life and of course I wanna feel like I still have a bunch of things to learn and I will be learning and gaining experience .
    Thank you so much for your support!!!
  11. by   Onecoolwife
    I had a baby (had a 10 year old already) at 35 started my pre reqs at 37 and started nursing school at 39 this semester. It can be done there are at least 5 ladies who are 5-10 years older than me in class. Age is just a number, you can do it!

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