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Stevie

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Mon Dec 23, 2013 12:12 pm Last edited Dec 23, 2013, 12:46 pm Update #1

Hi all, I'm starting the EN program next year 2014 and am super nervous.  It's been ages since I've studied, and although I did well on the Vetassess test, I don't think recalling and learning sciency stuff will be too easy.  Anyone else not studied for a while and going back for full time EN study?

modified: Sunday 16 March 2014 10:01:14 pm - Stevie

seraphim

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Dec 24, 2013, 02:43 pm

I have a friend who graduated uni at the age of 57 and the last time she studied was during her high school.
It all comes down to effort, determination and discipline.

gouldie

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Oct 03, 2014, 11:59 am

I have just received my acceptance letter and apart from shooing my cert 3 in aged care  5 years ago  I haven't studied for 35 years.  I really struggled with the maths in the testing and know I will need to get some tutoring in that area. I also work 10 days a fortnight so it will be a heavy load but may have to reassess the work situation as I go. 

lelern07

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Oct 19, 2014, 06:58 pm

Hi eveyone. I believe that age is just a number. As long as you know that this is one you want in life. I am now attending an OET Preparatory course to be able to registered as a RN.

Sr27

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Dec 11, 2015, 08:55 pm

Hi, everyone. This is a great thread. Very inspiring and I hope everyone is going well!

Fifteen years ago, I earned a diploma of nursing in the United States and was a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). After migrating to Australia, sadly I never became an Enrolled Nurse (EN).

In Jan 2016, I've enrolled in a diploma of nursing course at TAFE. Why did I wait so long?! Anyone else doing it, or thinking of doing it, nervousness is a good and natural thing. Use it as a tool and go for it!!

Scott

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Jan 15, 2016, 06:56 pm

Hi Scott,

Doug from Perth here. I'm 55 and starting the part-time Diploma in Enrolled Nursing. Like you a bit apprehensive but don't want to miss the opportunity and always wonder 'what if.' The feedback from just about everyone I've had is 'go for it and you're not too old' and 'perhaps your life experience will help you.' Let me know how you go Scott.

very best wishes,

Doug

Stevie

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Jan 16, 2016, 09:14 am

Just an update from my original post - 2 years of full time study later incl organisation of 3 primary kids during placements, and I have now completed my En with great marks & have secured a Grad position at a large hospital this year.  Anything is possible if you put your mind to it, work hard & &  keep a positive outlook on what you can achieve.  :)

RickyHeatery

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Feb 18, 2016, 02:44 am

Good for you!  Glad to hear it worked out for you.  Psychologists say that people regret more what they didn't do than what they did do, so better to get to it!  You're a great example, Stevie!

goldew

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Jun 26, 2016, 06:33 pm

Hi Steve, Where did you get your Grad year????? Would love to find a grad program! I finish EN study at the end of the year

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