Older Nursing student 68 plans to be new graduate

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    What is the reality of an older graduate(68) who is a brand new nursing graduate being hired for a position? If there really is a nursing shortage, are agencies and hospitals hiring new nurses who are in their sixties and seventies? I just read about a nursing student who is 73 years old. My wife has major concerns that I will spend lots of time, money, and effort, only to be jobless. I really want to do this, but I completely understand her point.

    Please help as I will soon start to register for prerequisite classes. Also, I know well the nursing profession as I spent 25 years as firefighter/EMT working out of a small clinic whose only provider was a PA or nurse practitioner in remote bush Alaska. Thank you in advance for your responses.

    Will I be able to get a nursing job?

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    I’m bumping your topic because I’m kind of curious about this, too. I know there are older nurses in the profession, but they’re usually seasoned professionals.

    Good luck to you – I hope you can get something!

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    Please,do not be discouraged-you will be hired! Your previous experience is a big plus.I am working as an LPN (home health care)-my company is hiring nurses of all ages- some of them in their 70-s,no age discrimination there.Besides home healthcare and hospitals it is a lot of other opportunities. Good luck to you!!!!!

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