How old is too old to become an APRN? I am 57. is that too old? - pg.2 | allnurses

How old is too old to become an APRN? I am 57. is that too old? - page 2

I have been an ADN RN for 25 yrs; raised and educated my family. I have always wanted to be a NP; is it too late?... Read More

  1. Visit  Alexis33 profile page
    We are young and filled with experience and all that good stuff. Spread your wings darling!!!
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  3. Visit  NancyMSN profile page
    I'm 56, and got my MSN last year in the Clinical Nurse Specialist track. I haven't taken the certification test yet, but I'm getting ready to go back for my post-master's as an FNP. So, in answer to your question, no....57 is definitely not too old if it's something you want to do. Good luck.
  4. Visit  nurse grace RN profile page
    Wow, there is hope for me then I will see how I feel after I finish this BSN program. I would love to do an MSN and then be a FNP. I am 53.
  5. Visit  traumaRUs profile page
    Go for it!
  6. Visit  bancho profile page
    I was a Med Tech for 25 years,became a nurse at 45 and a FNP at 50 and I love it. Go for it.
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  7. Visit  USA-FNP2012 profile page
    At 57, I just completed post masters certification in an FNP program and subsequently passed the AANP certification exam. Age is no issue. I found that most patients are very accepting and often more trusting of "mature" students.
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  8. Visit  Cauliflower profile page
    An aquaintance of mine finished the FNP program at 75. She said it was always a dream of hers but kept making excuses and putting it off, and then finally decided to fulfill her dream.