hi everyone-i need some encouragement. i am a stay at home mom for the past 9 years. i have a bachelors degree in psychology. i am interested in nursing because i have always loved medical and health related topics and would like a job that has alot of opportunities.
I am now taking a few prerequisite courses in case i go back for my bsn in an accelerated program. I have to say that I am completely overwhelmed by the science course i am taking and am wondering if am making a mistake. are there any "older" ladies that have gone back for nursing and succeeded? thanks!
Hi, I completed my prerequisites a few years ago and had to stop when we started our family. Now I'm applying for the Fall and I'm excited yet nervous. I'm sure you will do well in your classes. Its hard work but the reward is worth it. Good luck!
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I only just joined this forum, great place to be :-)
I believe that you can make it work as long as you set your mind to it, you will make it!!
I didn't think I could too, but I completed all my 10 prerequiste classes in one semester (Fall, 2011), 4 sciences and 6 arts (took them at different schools in order to finish on time)
You'll be fine, I'm sure you probably must have finished your classes by now
You will and determination may give you the answer.
Many members would basically say, Go for it. But please be reminded that people is not your answer but yourself. People like those who are listed in this reference site ( pulseuniform.com/nursing/famous-nurses.asp) are the most famous nurses in the history. They never have based their decision on what other people but based their own judgement but of course you also have to balance out things. Consider if it would be better for you or not.
I am a single SAHM of a two and three year old. I am back in school after over 20 years. I am still finishing my prerequisites now. Almost done with Biological Chemistry and Algebra. I don't remember a thing from the last time I took these classes, however I think as we get older we have a different mindset about school. I was never a straight A student, but have become one. It's not easy juggling kids, school, part time work and life in general, but I keep focused on the goal and I really do believe that the struggling now will be worth it in a few years. Hang in there.
Nursing education is by no means ever complete; it's a process; it is ongoing, lifelong learning; one that requires effort and perseverance. If your heart is in the right place, there is a place for anyone willing to pursue this career. Not saying all is perfect in the profession; nothing in life is. I have 2 children; now teenagers; then many life experiences/obstacles between where I began and where I now find myself; many detours. . . Keep in mind that children learn more by the example you set than anything you can possibly say. . . Take from that "mix" of experiences/lessons; use this information to further assist you on your journey. It is the journey, not the destination that is what life is about. If anyone ever tells you "no" or "can't," they cannot/will not help you; forget those negative people. If you fall, pick yourself up, dust off the dirt, and continue in the direction of your choosing. . . Your internal compass will guide you. Then, never stop until your 6 feet under. . .