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  • I need some advice please!!!

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    22 posts, 20 voices, 1747 views, started Aug 21, 2011

    Posted on Sunday, August 21, 2011 by Robyn Taylor- Brown




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      heartOk, here is my situation.  

      I am 44 and in a very dead end job. Hours are not there at all. I had no hours this last week and only 4 the week before that. I am considering a new career and would like your opinion on Nursing School.  

      I have always liked the idea but now it seems like it is within my reach. Do you all think that a 44 year old woman can do this? I am more scared making such a huge decision i guess, but i know that i could do it, or at least i think i can.

      Help a sister out please!

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          UK Girl wrote Aug 21, 2011
        • hey I went back to uni at 40 and lets say it was a massive career change but one I have not regretted.

          Don’t think of it as a will I regret this think of it was your pushing forward with something positive and  only positive things can come from doing positive actions just sat in a dead end job is negative and just talking will not change it so get on with the nursing and who knows what doors could open



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          Rhonda_maureen wrote Aug 21, 2011
        • Hiya Robyn happy

          It’s sounds fine for a woman of your age to make a change in a career as long as you have the will and stamina to do it.  A nursing career is a wonderful choice, I’ve thought of it myself on many occasions since I turned 40 and even now the idea pops into my head at 51.

          “I say go for it if you think that you would like nursing.” heart



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          Cathie Beck wrote Aug 21, 2011
        • If a nursing career is something you want to do, then go for it! My grandfather took up down hill skiing at 72 years old, so I believe in going for it. ;oD  Wishing you the best!  

          Cathie



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          Cynthia Schmidt wrote Aug 21, 2011
        • I’m 50 and working on my pre reqs for nursing! I’ll be going into the program next year at age 51 and will be a nurse at 53.

          I say go for it!!!!!!!!!

          I’m loving this a lot! I took a job at the campus health center for the experience and I’m already giving shots, administering TB tests and was even taught to draw blood. We‘re a teaching clinic so I’ll be doing things there that many of the nursing students have to wait to be taught.

          It’s a great career change!



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          Deanna Marshall wrote Aug 21, 2011
        • A career in nursing is a wise choice.  Over the next 12-15 years the need for Nurses, and Nurse Practitioners will increase. Women that I know in the field that have specialized are in demand.  

          Because we are living longer healthier lives we can and should expect to grow, add and/or change career paths multiple times in our earning years.  After all,  at 44 you probably have more earning years ahead of you then behind you.  But remember, the most consistent thing in life is CHANGE. With advances in technology nursing as we know it today will look different in 20 years and you will still be years away from retirement (if it’s still 70) suppose it goes to 80!

          So begin, the rest is easy.



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          Connie Wray wrote Aug 21, 2011
        • I was 50 when I went back. I was the only one in my class of this age. Every teacher remembered my name from day one! I was told that teachers love having older students because all those wild oats have been sown and there’s a more dedicated reason the older student is there and “we” are more driven. So YEA, go for it!!



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          Vonniegirl wrote Aug 21, 2011
        • I believe in lifetime learning and if this is something you truly want to do then spread your wings and fly with it. As I read what others have posted here, your desire for enrichment and fulfillment are well within your reach. Good luck and believe in you.



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          Daphne wrote Aug 21, 2011
        • ABSO-FREAKING-LUTELY !!!  Go for it!  The world needs more nurses who have seen enough of life to lend a mature perspective to their job without having been jaded by the profession, itself!  I LOVE the idea of the fabulously 40 nursing student!!!



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          Jc2222 wrote Aug 21, 2011
        • I am 47 years old and had the same thoughts as you. I start classes at Ball State University online tomorrow. Go for it!
          You can do it and you will be glad you did. I am so excited about starting classes, I am not sure I will sleep tonight. Good luck to you and keep us all posted. it will be a great adventure.



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          Vonniegirl wrote Aug 21, 2011
        • Ladies I am not the one who is looking for advice but your encouragement to Robyn makes my heart sing. You are all blessing. I am sure your encouragement of one of our sisters can mean so much for her and it demonstrates a close bond woman have with one another. Just reading you comments make me feel I could take on a new challenge.



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          Butterflyrose wrote Aug 24, 2011
        • YES you can! My SIL graduated from college at 51. A church member graduated at about 59. My cousin was in her 60s. Age is just a number. Your brain is still receptive to information. Pursue your dreams!

                           Butterflyrose

                    An act of kindness is a gift given



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          Rose Nino wrote Aug 25, 2011
        • I agree with all the comments. You are young and can do anything you set your mind to. SO to go along with what Daphne said, ABSO-STINKIN-LUTELY!  

          estatic



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          Joanmarie wrote Aug 25, 2011
        • You could absolutely do it!  My Mmom went to nursing school when she was in her 50’s and loved it!
          There is always a need for good nurses!!!  heart



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          Jill Rodriguez wrote Aug 26, 2011
        • I agree with all the ladies above that you can do anything you want to.  I will suggest that you try nursing out first with a CNA program.  I remember wanting to be a nurse.  I went through all the education but when it came down to it, I wanted to be on the preventative side of healthcare.  That was for me.  

          I admire every nurse, they are giving souls and I imagine it is very rewarding.  Discover if it’s what you really want, then go for it!



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          Cc-u wrote Aug 26, 2011
        • Nurses are always in demand; you’ll probably never be unemployed.  Why not?



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          Cheekymonkey wrote Aug 26, 2011
        • heart Sweetie, get your butt to school!!!! You can do anything you want to do age be damned!!!! I think going back to school will help you feel great about things especially since your in a dead end job!!! You can do this and you will have so much support here!!!!
          GO FOR IT!!! Enjoy it and have a job that isn’t dead end you will glow everyday
          Hugs
          Cris



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          Marya1961 wrote Aug 27, 2011
        • Yes, and double yes, my mom went back to school when she was in her early 40’s and actually we were in the same school and the same curriculum (medical assistant)...do it, you will never regret it!estaticestatic



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          Necy wrote Sep 6, 2011
        • heart heart If you see my pic on my profile...I am 48 and just received my associates of science in medical assisting, am presently pursuing my bachelor’s degree in health care administration and planning on continuing my education to however far it takes me....the only support you need is your self confidence and kick negative thoughts to the curb...doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks...I started in a class with kids fresh out of high school to women older than myself...I have made honors, and presidents lists through out...blessings...



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          Necy wrote Sep 6, 2011
        • estatic ...AWESOME!!!



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