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9/29/2015 3:54:04 AM

beth
August 25. 2014 13:02
I'm an independent immigrant to Canada 4 yrs ago, has previous degrees in business and education including MBA, MA and PhD Philosophy in Education. Raised a family of 6 kids too (youngest is now 13). Due to the need for a stable job, I'm, considering being an RN. I'm looking into going back to high school math bio chem english and applying at the local university.
I'm only 53. lots of years to give God the Glory for giving me opportunities to get a nursing degree!
Never to old to learn!
8/6/2015 2:43:17 PM

Sybil RN
January 27. 2013 02:42
I always knew I wanted to be in the healthcare field but as it happens, I took a detour and I let my dad's advise turn my head into another career. I earned a BS in Health Education because my University didn't offer a nursing school (then.) My dad, who had an MBA, made me an offer: work in the field of "business" for one year and he would finance my further education. As I had not figured out how I was going to afford nursing school (or med school,) I took his offer.

I worked as an apartment manager and kept getting promoted. After three years, I quit working and earned an MBA, like my father had really wanted for me. I worked in the growing computer sales business for many years but my heart was not in it. I moved back home to live with my parents and went back to school to become a nurse!

I passed the NCLEX-RN at age 52 last August and am gainfully employed helping troubled children in a psychiatric treatment facility. While it's not the field I planned, I know I have the flexibility to move into other branches of nursing if I desire. What a great career!!! It's never too late to start if your heart is in it. Follow your heart!
8/6/2015 2:42:55 PM

Donna
January 17. 2013 12:43
I am 42 years old. I had plans to get my RN since I was in third grade. Like many others, life had other plans for me. I guess my lessons had to be learned before I could ever become close to even becoming a nurse. I have been practicing as an LPN for 2 years. I worked various retail for 22 years and took a break and became a CNA for 4 years until life threw yet another curve ball. Long story short, I became a Pharm Tech and I learned and listened to pharmacists and learned a lot about meds...It helped me beyond belief. I have taught senior nurses a thing or two about meds. Now that I have tossed and turned about going on to get my RN I have decided to go on yet again. I am hoping I don't get too many curve balls along the way. Never stop believing you were put here for a reason. Life happens the way it is planned not how we plan it. Have a blessed day and pass on those smiles and positive attitudes. Always listen to your little voice in you---it will not lead you in the wrong direction.
8/6/2015 2:42:36 PM

dennis
January 8. 2013 05:18
hello there,
i am a mechanical engineering instructor for 22 years when i decided to change course to nursing. I was actually a sort of accident only, do'nt have really any plan to take nursing. I was queuing to enroll additional units in education when my nurse-sister in the US called up to say hello. I told her i am queuing for a special course in education and she right away proposed why do'nt you instead take nursing as a second course? Without much ado i instead went to another university and queue along with those crowds enrolling for nursing as second course. I was 44 years old then and finished by BSN after 3 years study. It was really double time coz i teached full time in engineering and was also a full time student in nursing. After a year being a licensed nurse i finished my MAN. Just few months after graduating from my MAN, it was so timely that the Higher Education of Libya were hiring clinical instructors with masters degree. In 2008, together with some close to hundreds Pilipino CI's I found myself in one of the Universities in Libya. In 2011, Libya was tormented by civil war. We stayed put with our job, notwithstanding the dangers. We have graduated the first Libyan BSN batch in July 2011. The war in Libya ended in October 20, 2011 when Kadafi was killed. We are still here teaching in the College of Nursing in Libya and we are proud of the service we have rendered.
8/6/2015 2:42:22 PM

Christie Hufstedler Boyd
I went back to school at 49 to become a ultrsonographer. After spending over a year getting my prerequisites out of the way I got in the sonography program and absolutely hated it. I finished the quarter and packed my my book bag and went to another school. I had to start most of my prerequisites over because I had been at a technical college.

After nearly 6 years, I graduated as an ADN. I graduated Phi Theta Kappa and with the highest honor out of a college with 5 campuses and over 5000 students with the Steve Burnes Service Award.

I have not gotten a job yet. Many things has conspired to keep me from a job but I will get one soon, I'm sure. I plan to go on and getting my BSN and hopefully after that I will get my Masters. I was the oldest student in my class and was 55 at graduation last May. I don't mind being the oldest in my class. It was an honor and distinction to show my determination to make it through school.

Good luck to anyone who thinks they are too old or too anything to go back to school. You can do it!
8/6/2015 2:42:03 PM

Ligia Arias
January 5. 2013 11:39
Hi there,

I am a 32 year mother of one child (Matteo 19 months). I graduated from the Hotel & Restaurant Management Program back when I was 18 years old. I was very successful in the hospitality industry but now feel I have met all my goals and need to move on a grow to a second carrer. In this economy the health indiusty is the only one really in demand, I would like to pursue a second carrer in nursing but am unsure if I will like the science aspect of it; I am a very customer based person, who enjoys fast paced work enviroments, after many years of being a manager I think I can use my abilities in another industy. Your input would be great.
8/6/2015 2:41:39 PM

Dylan
April 15. 2012 17:17
Wow, great post and blog. It is so great to see the community of second career nurses on the internet. I have just recently graduated from an accelerated MSN program and am looking forward to starting my career in nursing. I think sites like this are so important to give both advice and support to aspiring nurses from all walks of life. During my time in school, I started a blog called The Second Degree Nurse in an effort to work towards this end: http://thesecondcareernurse.blogspot.com Please take a look at my site and tell me what you think and I will continue checking in to look for more updates from you!

Sincerely,
Dylan
8/6/2015 2:41:21 PM

Virginia Kidd RN
May 22. 2011 12:27
I semi-retired from the County I worked for 23 years to relocate closer to my supportive family and put myself through school. I had to begin with basic math courses to work up to College Algebra, and took basic science courses before I attained qualifying test scores for A&P and Microbiology, but I persevered. I moved five times & changed colleges five times. I had to re-take a semester during the nursing program because of my last test in the semester, but I stayed focused. I will celebrate my 50th birthday this year and I have been an RN for two years! If you want to do something, keep working at it. My husband, parents and my children are very proud of my accomplishment. I am just going to work until I am ready to get my BSN, which I will do. Having attained my RN allows me to serve at an even higher capacity, it allows me to give back even greater than I ever have. Each day I start with prayer of thanks for all my blessings and ask to fulfill the purpose our Heavenly Father has for me that day.
8/6/2015 2:41:04 PM

Gailanne
May 8. 2011 05:38
To all of you with the thoughts of being too old:

I graduated from nursing school - many careers in music and education - just before turning 57. It was worth every second and I was tired and felt ancient! Today I am DON working full time at almost 62 and loving every second of it - working with the mostly geriatric population is sometimes a bit daunting (having clients my own age!) but most of the time I feel that I know EXACTLY where they are coming from - and that is what makes it so successful. Just stay with it and Be Yourself - the caring, intelligent poeple that you are - cash in on your life experience in relating, counseling, and being non-threatening. God Bless You All.
Gailanne
8/6/2015 2:40:44 PM

Marilyn Hornbaker
February 24. 2011 03:34
I am a nursing instructor who "worked" my way through school finishing my Master's in Nursing degree at the age of 52. Nursing was a second career for me that I pursued while raising a family. It was alot of work but worth every trial and tribulation. I still work in the clincial setting side-by side with my students and would not have it any other way. I have primarily non-traditional,second or third career students with families, jobs, etc.
I truly believe nursing is the most wonderful job there is. You care for all ages & stages of humanity. People “allow you” the privilege of a glimpse into their life for brief (or extended periods) of time. You share their joys and their sorrows. You are the observer and protector. You bring the youngest into the world and ease the oldest and/or sickest and injured out of this world. It is a career with more successes than losses in a lifetime of caring. I encourage everyone to pursue that dream. Marilyn Hornbaker, MSN, RN, RRT, FCCS
8/6/2015 2:40:23 PM

Dylan G
When I was applying I did not have a resource like this. I did not have all the information I needed in one place that I could use to plan and organize my strategy for becoming a nurse. So thank you for this blog. What I learned was learned through hours and hours scouring nursing related message boards and networking with friends of mine who were in the application process. This was tedious and took up time I could have been spending studying for pre-requisite classes or working on my admission essay. I have a new blog on the subject of second career nursing, I hope you don't mind my posting it.. it is http://thesecondcareernurse.blogspot.com/
Dylan G
8/6/2015 2:39:58 PM

Lisa Bonsall, MSN, RN, CRNP
October 29. 2010 10:17
Cindy, Deb, Angelene, and Rhonda ~
Thank you so much for sharing your stories!
Lisa
8/6/2015 2:39:39 PM

Cindy Hagat
October 28. 2010 18:06
I am a 3rd career nurse and loving every minute of it. I do question the financial strain I've placed on my husband as he will now not be able to retire when we first started planning our golden years. I am 55, have been working as a nurse since Oct 2009 after going back to school at 53 to earn my ADN degree. I already knew what a non-traditional degree path was like as I went back to college taking night and weekend classes for 7 years, without a break, graduating with a BS in management at 43. Both adventures into academia occurred while working and raising children. My only regret is the cost of nursing school and the fact I have maybe 15 "good" years to work as a nurse; at least I have fulfilled this one lifelong dream since 6th grade of becoming a nurse.

A mentor is invaluable, I bring alot of life experience to the floor and am able to develop a repoire with my patients easily. I do believe my "white" hair lends an air of authority, that many times I truly need as a confidence booster.

One is NEVER too old to learn; go for any dream you might have, it will be worth it I'm sure.
8/6/2015 2:39:21 PM

Angelene
October 12. 2010 20:25
Like Denise, I to have recently returned to university to study Nursing RNDiv1 at the age of 41. I have always imagined nursing as a fulfilling career and, without trying to be precious, thought that I could be a good nurse as I am interested in medical science and the care of others.
Even with the full support of my husband, 3 children, family and friends, I found the transition from professional wage-earner and available mum to full-time nursing student very hard but to quit my long term dream was not an option after all the personal and financial sacrifices made to get to where I was.
In the midst of the hardest part of the uni semester when I was exhausted and questioning why I had inflicted all this chaos upon myself and my family, I was pulled aside by a fellow student to tell me she had overheard my two clinical educators discussing my progress. To my heart-felt relief, she heard that the educators believed that I am a natural-born nurse and this wonderful comment was repeated at my evaluation. From that moment on, my goal to finish my nursing degree was increased 100-fold. I am glad that I am coming to nursing as a second career as I believe life experiences makes for a more determined student and a more compassionate and understanding nurse. I hope my account gives other mature nursing students the strength and belief to pursue their dreams.

Sincerely, Angelene.
8/6/2015 2:39:01 PM

Rhonda Prince
October 2. 2010 14:00
I can relate to Denise's post. I too am pursuing a second career as a nurse. When I graduated from highschool I wanted to be a nurse. But, as fate would have it I ended up working for the phone company, this was during the time when there was only one phone company, the baby Bells.

I moved up in the technical support field within the phone company, eventually becoming a senior technical support manager. Although making a decent wage, I still felt the calling to be a nurse. Then my grandmother became bedridden and moved from Nevada to Michigan to stay with us. I attended to her, while working, and it always made my heart feel good when she would tell me that I had an excelent bedside manner and should be a nurse.

AT&T laid me off. So now I am actively pursuing my dream to be a nurse. At 50 I am a first year nursing student, looking forward to getting my BSN and eventually pursuing my MSN. It is my ultimate dream to be a certified oncology nurse and work with cancer patients.

Hearing from Denise really did me good as sometimes I also feel that I am too old.

Sincerely,

Ms. Rhonda Prince
8/6/2015 2:38:45 PM

Lisa Bonsall, MSN, RN, CRNP
September 29. 2010 21:31
Wow Denise - that is some story. Best of luck as you continue your journey. Sounds like you really have found your calling. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.
Lisa
8/6/2015 2:38:24 PM

Denise Gray
September 29. 2010 11:15
My desire to become a nurse began when my children were small, but raising my family was my priority and my goals took a different direction. In 2002 I graduated from LeTourneau University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management at the age of 44.

In 2005 I told my son that if I wasn’t so old, I would go to nursing school. My mind was changed on June 27th, 2006 when my ex-sister-in-law, an LVN to RN student at Cisco College, was killed after leaving clinicals at Hendrick Medical Center. I decided that life is too short and I wasn’t too old to pursue my dream. I began taking prerequisite classes the next semester and also took a CNA class. Becoming a CNA reinforced my desire to go to nursing school.

My initial plan of a 2-year RN program changed due to a family situation. In the mean time, I worked fulltime for an insurance company and part-time for Comfort Keepers as a CNA. My client was an 84 year-old retired orthopedic surgeon who suffered from CHF and also partial paralysis due to several strokes. I spent 24 to 37 hours a week in his home for over a year. Being that he knew of my desire to become a nurse, he would quiz me on anatomy and signs and symptoms of diseases. As his condition deteriorated, he became bedbound and less able to share his knowledge and experience with me. It was during his sleepless nights, while attending to him, that I knew in my heart that nursing was my calling and my passion. Two and a half months after he died, I started LVN school.

So, here I am, almost 53 and working in a hospital as an LVN . Working for this last year has taught me a lot about caring for people and their needs. The most important thing that I’ve learned is that there is nothing more rewarding than to have a patient take my hand at the end of my shift and thank me for taking care of them. That is why I became a nurse and why I am applying to three LVN to RN programs that will begin this summer.

Yes, it has taken me a while to get here, but as far as I'm concerned, you are never too old to learn.
8/6/2015 2:37:38 PM