I want to get an RN and i am 59.

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    Janeth Lieberman

    Is there a market for me? I will be 62/63 by the time i receive my licences from the state. I have no experience with medical. Would i have a chance against younger competition. Are there jobs for new nurses starting out at 63?

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    It is a competitive market. As for the age, employers may evaluate you as short-term employment which will eventually retire soon. They are looking for committed professionals who can keep up with today’s demands. Also, employers do not like frequent hiring of staff, it is not cost -effective.
    This is not to discourage you, it is just reality. I’m sure you will be a competent RN. There is a vast amount of nursing careers in so many areas. Just find the one that is right for you. Good luck in your endeavors!

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    I went back to school for my rn when I was 50 I had been an lpn for35 years . I could not get hired in a hospitL if my life depended on it so I worked in a rehab center for 7 years and enjoyed it until I had a cva at work one day and my career is over I agree with the above writer. Regarding hiring at an older age but there are opportunities if you are lucky go for your dream

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    I wish I had went on to get my BSN when I was younger. I have been a LPN for 27 years and due to the death of my husband and my mother, I was unable to complete the Indiana State bridge program. I now wonder if I can complete a program while working full time and I don’t know of any other bridge programs besides Indiana State. Also I have been out of school so long, there aren’t any credits that will transfer to prevent me from starting all over.

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