I started thinking like this as I am 51 and will be 52 when I start the Post Masters NP program. However, things can happen at any time in our lives. I decided that we are not guaranteed anything in life and to not let fear of the future make the decision for me. If accepted this April, I will begin the program this coming fall. The program looks like it will take about 2 to 2.5 years to complete.
I feel, as the previous author does, that I can have a much larger impact in psychiatry in an advanced role.