I am middle-aged and always wanted to be a nurse, it is not easy going back to school again, I struggle with a few of the classes. Do you have any advice for me as far as if this is a good idea for me? My family is non-supportive, it's my dream.
I applaud you for wanting to follow your dreams. It doesn't matter what age you are, what matters is how determined you are. You need to move forward, you will not regret it. Good luck!
Become whoever you dream that you can be. Just do your best and keep moving forward. I promise you that you will succeed. God Bless you.
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I went back to nursing school also as a middle aged student and it is difficult. I also worked full-time, but it is possible in the beginning. I started with one class to build my confidence and re-teach myself how to study after I did this I increased to two classes for I knew that working full-time and taking nursing classes is very difficult I completed my RN classes in nine months and then worked as an RN for two years after which. I enrolled in a BSNMSN program online it did take me a while to complete, but I also kept. Same number of classes 1 to 2 and was able to complete them. With very good grades because I was able to take the time to the classes that I needed to understand. There were times when I had to reread assignments several times to comprehend information. You can do this, but be realistic with the amount of classes that you take because it’s better to take them 1 to 2 classes then just take as many as you can. Good luck. I hope this helped you also to let you know. I also was enrolled in the NP class I had gotten sick and was unable to fulfill that obligation it is just too much for me to do but that’s OK say accomplished what I wanted to do in the beginning
Don’t give up on your dream. I went to school right after high school. There were about 5 middle aged ladies in my class and they did very well. I asked them how they did so well and they answered Studied they all had their own way but most of them used the index cards they made from their notes they took during class. They also asked for help from the teachers and fellow students
It is not easy, especially being out of school for a while, working, and caring for your family. If it is something YOU REALLY WANT, then you go for it! You need to do something for yourself that you need and want to do. It will make you happy to earn it for you. You won't look back and say, "I should have done it!" Make yourself proud! If you struggle with classes, start a study group and share techniques of learning and study together. You will be a cose group forevermore. Good luck!
I went back for my. Bachelors deree at 50. I did the classes one or two at a time while I worked. It is your own project not your family's, so keep at it. Eventually you will run out of classes and be done. See if you can find encouragement from a friend. See if your employer will help with tuition. A journey of a thousand steps starts with the first.