Chen Lan (pictured bottom centre and in inset), a nurse with 29 years of experience, has gone viral after fulfilling a life-long dream of going to university and is attending the same school as her son (pictured top centre). Photo: SCMP composite
Chen Lan (pictured bottom centre and in inset), a nurse with 29 years of experience, has gone viral after fulfilling a life-long dream of going to university and is attending the same school as her son (pictured top centre). Photo: SCMP composite

‘Let’s go for it together’: viral story of nurse admitted as mature age PhD candidate to same university as son an inspiration in China

  • A Chinese nurse who failed to get into university early in life works hard and finally achieves her dream after being accepted as a PhD candidate
  • Her story has gone viral on mainland social media inspiring millions with her never give up on your dream no matter your age attitude

Chen Lan (pictured bottom centre and in inset), a nurse with 29 years of experience, has gone viral after fulfilling a life-long dream of going to university and is attending the same school as her son (pictured top centre). Photo: SCMP composite
Chen Lan (pictured bottom centre and in inset), a nurse with 29 years of experience, has gone viral after fulfilling a life-long dream of going to university and is attending the same school as her son (pictured top centre). Photo: SCMP composite
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