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Mallory Sunset

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  1. Mallory Sunset

    Is 63 to old to start nursing school?

    Thank you. Have an amazing day! Thanks. I really loved hearing your story.
  2. --thank you mallory for your kind words of encouragement, here is what I have posted now on allnurses.com:

    "what I did not explain is that, I have an MBA, I have been in business financing nursing homes and assisted living facilities all my life, and I dont think these institutions are the answer, so,  I am now starting an adult day care / senior center hybrid, I will be the administrator and I will hire a nurse , but I am going to nursing school because I want to understand something about what nurses know, but I will get help fromCNA's, dietician, exercise therapist, recreational therapist,social worker etc. I am starting a business in the exploding field of eldercare for the 80 % of elderly who prefer to stay in their homes, they do not wanna sell out and deplete entire savings and jump into assisted living, but their families want respite and want to go back to work and their physicians want them looked after. the elderly need to get out of the house for chronic care therapy and socialization, they do not want to be locked up. the elderly want to avoid institutionalization, they want to focus on chronic care illnesses and avoid acute/med surge scene--this is the future, I am trying to think outside of the box, the current system is not working for those who--slip and fall, break a hip, --or become obese, take meds for hypertension, statins, metformin--or those who get pneumonia, COPD-- or UTI--or have joint problems- they are sitting  at home in the recliner alone with nobody to talk to except for homecare aide who comes a few hours a week to give showers--this is not enough to fix the loneliness problem--yeah maybe I am too old for the whole grind but I am not too old to put this together with lots of help, I have a dream and it is very different than what's out there now, I want to keep old people healthy and happy and get them off meds and living in their homes where they want to be.  that is why I am going to nursing school at this late age, because I have a plan for what I wanna do for the next 20 years, and fortunately I am in good health and can do it, hope y'all dont think I am crazy as a loon"

     

  3. Mallory Sunset

    Is 63 to old to start nursing school?

    Thank you Viva. I really appreciate you thoughts.
  4. Mallory Sunset

    Is 63 to old to start nursing school?

    Thank you! Thank you.
  5. Mallory Sunset

    Is 63 to old to start nursing school?

    Thank you for your thoughts and feedback. Take care. Thank you very much for sharing your story and experince.
  6. Mallory Sunset

    Is 63 to old to start nursing school?

    Wow! So awesome! On my own time I help out with some AMAZING people much older than I am. And I love it! Their life stories (living in San Francisco during the summer of love) I never fail to ask more questions about their life. You will rock in your chosen role. And maybe I'll have a chance. Thanks again.
  7. Mallory Sunset

    Is 63 to old to start nursing school?

    Thank you.
  8. Mallory Sunset

    Is 63 to old to start nursing school?

    Thank you for putting all these thoughts together. I really appreciate the time you took to prepare this information. You have given me a lot to think about. Thank you.
  9. Mallory Sunset

    Is 63 to old to start nursing school?

    Thank you for that positive feedback. 🙂 Thank you so much! Take care.
  10. Mallory Sunset

    Is 63 to old to start nursing school?

    Thanks you for sharing!
  11. Mallory Sunset

    My nursing career has been a failure

    You're not a loser. You made it through school. Great job! A lot of people get a degree and realize that their field of study is not their passion. There are other jobs that require a RN but don't involve patient care. For example, I've worked for two medical device companies that use RNs (without business degrees/experience) to help in product design, conduct user validation studies and support development partner hospitals. Other RN roles have included inseriving and installation of new products. Also, many companies like to hire RNs in sales and support positions. If these sound interesting you could consider the other side of health care. Good luck! You have a ton of options.
  12. Mallory Sunset

    Is 63 to old to start nursing school?

    Thank you so much! Thank you.
  13. Mallory Sunset

    Is 63 to old to start nursing school?

    Thank you so much for your response. Take care. I'm currently working full time (12 hour shifts) as a CNA. I've never seen a TV show or movie make that look glamorous. 🙂
  14. Mallory Sunset

    Is 63 to old to start nursing school?

    Thank you. I appreciate your response and the others I have received. I currently work as a CNA in a local hospital. (Not the same as an RN. But it is a full time 12 hour shift). I mentioned wanting to go to school to get me LVN. But several of the RNs suggested going directly to get my ADN. I guess by biggest concern is age discrimination in applying to a program. But you have given me something to think about. Take care.
  15. Mallory Sunset

    Is 63 to old to start nursing school?

    Thank you.
  16. Mallory Sunset

    Is 63 to old to start nursing school?

    Thank you for answering my question. At least I'm not overweight :). Take care! Thank you. I appreciate your thoughts. Take care!
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