My answer is yes. But...I went back to school when I was 31, married and had two kids. It has not been easy! If I could do it again I would start nursing school right out of high school, get some floor experience for about 10 years and then get in to teaching. Floor nursing is very hard for family life. The hours, the exhaustion, at times it can be very emotionally draining. I love nursing, every joyful, tearful, stressful, rewarding, happy, sad, moment of it! But my husband and my family are ready for me to get a 9-5 "traditional" hours job and I still love my floor nursing for the moment. I have been a nurse for 3 years and I am learning so much every day on the floor. I started out on a surgical floor and now on an intermediate Med/Tele floor I just feel that the hours and exhaustion are not a good fit for family life at this time in my life. Eventually I will move to another specialty which is the great thing about nursing!