Im an RN who is interested in getting my BSN. I am 48 years old and currently work as a unit manager. I would like to teach. Do you think it is worthwhile at my age to go back to school? Would it make a difference?
Dear Donna replies:
It is totally worthwhile for you to go back to school for many reasons. It would make a difference to you personally and definitely to your career. A BSN will give you more confidence, more options, and enrich your life in ways you couldnt imagine. Read Go Back to School and Change Your Life at www.dcardillo.com/articles/school2.html. For the more practical aspects of returning to school read How to Get Back to School at www.dcardillo.com/articles/gobacktoschool.html and Master The Scholarship Game at www.dcardillo.com/articles/scholargame.html.
There is a great need for clinical instructors now as there will be in the foreseeable future. The average age of the nursing instructor is over 50, so youll be in good company. And as a nursing instructor, you have a wonderful opportunity to leave a far reaching and lasting legacy. Besides, 48 years old is young by todays standards and average life expectancy, so go for it!