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    Is 63 to old to start nursing school?

    Yes school is hard to get in, about half get excepted and another half drop out before graduation. But that is actually better than the student body overall at my college. Time to get back to the books, two quizzes and a project due tomorrow, another quiz the day after. Next week an exam that's pass fail and a must pass for anyone wanting to continue in the nursing program. Then school officially begins and it wil be nice to work with my fellow classmates. Good luck everyone, Glenrubin2016@gmail.com
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    Is 63 to old to start nursing school?

    Dreamers who act on their dreams often happIer and more successful. Think Of McDonalds, Ray Kroc stated it at age 63. The words you used said more about you than you want us to know about you. Being a nurse is really not that difficult once you acquire the knowledge from school. Anyone can do it with hard work and making sacrifices if necessary. Make way for the new generation of older, wiser, mature, sophisticated, motivated, technologically savvy nurses doing what you’ve done and more. Glenrubin2016@gmail.com
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    Is 63 to old to start nursing school?

    Age is only a number. If nursing is what you want to do, go for it. Nursing school will weed out those not motivated or capable of being a nurse. Don’t listen to anyone unwilling to try or who gave up. It’s HARD, I’m 65+ in my second semester and I’m doing it. I make and determine my own future just like you will do the same. I posted earlier about this topic and I feel bad for these naysayers, life is not easy. Glenrubin2016@gmail.com
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    Is 63 to old to start nursing school?

    If you want to go to school do it. I am in my second semester of a two year program and I started at 65 (I applied for Medicare in the same month I started school). What people are telling you is all true but there is no reason why you cannot go to school as long as you can meet the academic prerequisites and you can meet the physical requirements. I know of a disabled student in a wheel-chair who graduated with a BSN, anything is possible. Do your homework. I went to college before and used all my financial available to me, I get no financial aid (not even loans). I had to make a choice, pay for rent or pay for my education (tuition, books, supplies - first semester I spent more than $1,200.). I am homeless living on the street, In the past I would sleep in the subway (I live in New York City) and would get robbed regularly, the last time they took everything including my computer and personal papers). I now regularly nap/sleep at school when it is open as well as shower there. I work two jobs full-time (recently had a third but had to drop it because of a conflict with my clinical hours) and I am always tired to the point that I would get yelled (not really) out to "wake-up" and then I would be asked "did I work the night before?" I would sheepishly answer "yes" and the professor would smile. I never missed a class and there is an attendance policy. Nor was I ever late submitting any assignment. There's a saying "I have no life, I'm a nursing student" which is kind of true. I have classmates who are parents and have children from pre-school to college and they all passed doing good. People do have lives outside school but it takes some discipline and classmates help each other a lot; study groups and chat groups are helpful. I will just mention that the exams (the questions I mean) are not like regular college exams where you might be able to guess an answer by eliminating two choices and then guess between two remaining choices. It's challenging because all the answers are correct but one is better than the others. Being a nurse is physically challenging for anyone. If you have to move a patient (especially a big person) get help and use proper body mechanics to avoid getting hurt yourself. Everyone in my clinical group were exhausted at the end of the day, even the 19 and 20 year olds. I usually went to a senior center I am involved with and I would have dinner there after my clinicals. I will end this by telling you I go to the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) and their nursing programs start either in September or January. There are four prerequisite classes needed before you can take the Kaplan Nursing Entrance exam which is a requirement for admission. It is competitive to get in. Btw it's still summer break for most students but for my classmates and I (who have this particular professor) we have four quizzes to do online and several written assignments to submit before class officially begins. And on the first day of class we have a math proficiency exam (required every semester here at BMCC). There's a lot I didn't mention ...any questions, ask...glenrubin2016@gmail.com. Good luck Glen Rubin SN
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    BMCC Fall 2019

    If you complete your prereqs in the Spring semester then you would apply in the Fall semester. And take the Kaplan exam in December, then start school in January because you will do alright and get accepted. glen
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    BMCC Fall 2019

    Midterm over, yay, I don’t remember if there was a formal application but they do require a semester completed at BMCC before you start the program. I took my math in the summer then took the Kaplan exam the end of that semester. Hope this helps.
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    BMCC Fall 2019

    Hello future nurses. I am a first semester nursing student at BMCC. First contact the nursing department and let them know that you are interested in applying. Second, after you have completed your pre-reqs they will review them and also have available any and all college transcripts, they want to see them. This is all before the Kaplan test. They will then tell you when the exam is ( usu end of semester and it’s free ). Then you will find out in 3 or 4 weeks if you are accepted or not. Hope this helps. Any more questions email me, glenrubin2016@gmail.com tired like everyone, had clinicals today, now back to studying, midterms next week
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    Being Gay and a Male Nursing Student

    Great topic and happy to be here. I'm three weeks into nursing school and since I went back to school I try to be open about being gay. It's important to let others know that we are everywhere and do everything like anyone else. I feel I am treated no differently by anyone and everyone is accepting of my sexuality. Right now being gay is separate from being a nurse and probably will always be that way. There is a time and place to be 'gay' and the workplace is not that place. I'm single so I have no problem fooling around with anyone except patients and teachers. I can deal with being homeless living on the street and going to school, but I cannot fight age discrimination, I apply for social security next week. Let's celebrate diversity. And it's time to go, I'm at work and I have a microbiology lab to finish.
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    BMCC Fall 2019

    Hello, I am three weeks into the first semester of BMCC's Nursing program and I have heard unofficially that about 50% of the people who apply, get accepted into the program. Congrads on having great GPAs but your next hurdle is the Kaplan Entrance Exam. It's long like three hours and some of the questions I found difficult. I believe the exam is given toward the end of the semester, check with the nursing office mid-semester. For transfer students they will want to see transcripts with the grades for your pre-req classes before they will let you take the exam. I'm a transfer student and they made me take Math 104 at BMCC, then wait another semester before I could take the entrance exam. My advice at this point, get the review book and study, study, study for it. Some people say the review book is not worth buying because about half of it is not applicable for the entrance exam. The parts that are there made my life easier and remember they also make the exam. Others have done it, you can too. Focus, btw I was homeless living on the street then and I am still homeless. Hope I helped you, the school will not make it easy for you.
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