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Hi..I've applied to two nursing programs got in with both, went to the orientation for both, omitted the first program because of the attitude of the program director. She basically told me I could leave if it got to be "too much" for me..So I never went back...the

Program director at the second school I went to basically said the same thing..."I wouldn't want you to start and have to quit in the middle of it all and waste your time and money...But bring me your transcripts and I'll take a look at them anyway.".

So, I showed her and she said I have a lot to transfer in...It would take a year and a half roughly to finish an ASN program...Now I have facial atrophy and was very ill in the past with hyperthyroid..Went for radioactive iodine then put on thyroid med daily and my levels are normalized..I'm wondering if my looks are throwing people off..I've been an LPN since 1980 and took courses since 1992..So I may just walk away as I am 60 years old....Let the young ones have their chance as I don't need the extra stress that I would be putting on myself..Thanks much for reading this and helping me hash it out. Anyone else going through the same??

Tumbleweed39,

Hi! Age doesn't matter in nursing, the only thing that matters is you being able to handle a 12/14 hour shift and handle all of the work that comes along with it. So, with that being said, make sure you are physically able to handle it, or there are less stress options as a nurse, it's not all bedside care and running the halls, as you know. Do your best and don't give up! Good luck!:up:

Thanks so much for the feedback!!! I truly do appreciate it!!

If you can perform the duties required, I say you go!! I had a DON inform me that there was no "feasible" way that I could go through nursing school, work a job, and get everything done with 4 children at home (during a interview to get in to CNA class) I seen her a few months back, and let me tell you I felt a HUGE sense of satisfaction sitting there in my scrubs with my nursing badge on. Petty? Sure...I can live with that though!!

Even IF something were to happen and you decided midway through that maybe it isn't right for you after all and you wanted to withdraw...You've spent YOUR money and invested YOUR time, not her's. The only time she has invested is the time YOUR tax dollars pay her to invest.

I say go for it!! You may forever regret not going based off of the reactions of two people that made a judgement call without ever witnessing your drive and work ethic.

Hi and Thanks so much for the reply!! I started to think that maybe they saw something in me that I did not see as they taught the stuff everyday and I certainly don't do very well with stress (I usually get sick)..So, knowing that, I put it on the back burner and took a full time position doing fundraising..I'm on the phone a lot and my days are quite busy- but I will say the change does feel sort of weird. After reading your post, though, I may reconsider and just finish school..Heck I've done all the pre reqs...But I just want to say Thanks again for taking the time out to reply-it means a lot. God Bless!!

Hi and Thanks so much for the reply!! I started to think that maybe they saw something in me that I did not see as they taught the stuff everyday.. and I certainly don't do very well with stress (I usually get sick)..So, knowing that, I put it on the back burner and took a full time position doing fundraising..I'm on the phone a lot and my days are quite busy- but I will say the change does feel sort of weird. After reading your post, though, I may reconsider and just finish school..I've done all the pre reqs...I just want to say Thanks again for taking the time out to reply-it means a lot. God Bless!!

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