Originally Posted by eyeofhorus
iam a nurse ,have been for 5years, lpn in psych and i do adult day care also. i feel im too old (37)to get my rn. so, here i stay as an lpn and happy with it.i enjoy doing cakes and crafts more than anyhting in life besides being a mom of teenage daughters.
No, you're NEVER too old to go back to school! When I got my ASN, me & one other girl were the youngest in our class (21). Everyone else was in their 30s-50s, most with children & some with grandchildren. I went back to get my BSN & it was the same story with the ages. There were 2 women that were in their 60's! So, if you want to do it, go for it! Some LPNs do not want to go back, just like my mother. When I was fresh out of nsg school, it was an LPN that trained me, & she is still the best nurse that I've ever worked with!!
I've been a nurse for 9yrs. I've done med. surg, step down, pacu, & pcu. I'm currently in pcu (pre-op) & love it. I also loved pacu, but didn't love all the call I had to take.
Nursing is a great profession, with lots of possibilities. However, not everyone is "cut out" to be a nurse. So if the only reason you're going to school is for the "big money" & "job security", you're making a big mistake. After getting your 1st job, you'll see that what you do deserves so much more money. I'm not discouraging anyone at all, but it can be a big challenge sometimes, but can also be very rewarding. I think you have to be very compassionate to be a "good nurse" & have the desire to help people.
For everyone in school or thinking about starting a program, good luck. If you have the desire to do it, you can. We need so many more great nurses!