Published Oct 8, 2002
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Don't worry - you will be fine. I am 50 and just got my ADN five years ago. I did Med/Surg for 2 years after graduating, which was a little difficult (long halls for eight or twelve hours on your feet) but then I went into home care, which is great, and I have no desire to do anything else at the moment. I plan to continue my education and go for a BSN at least, even if I'm 60 before I get it. When I was in school, I would say that at least half of the class was middle age or older - I felt very much at home. I don't think you will have a problem finding a job at all, especially being a male. Most places love male nurses.
Zee_RN, BSN, RN
My aunt graduated nursing school at 58, worked a few years and then retired. No problem.
I was the nurse recruiter at my facility for a little while (hated it! and am now back at the bedside) and I did make an offer to an 58-year-old newly graduated male nurse.
I don't think you'll have a problem. Certainly do not bring it up in an interview and just stress your good points.
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