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

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    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?

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    I dont think so. Go for it! We had a lady graduate with us and she was 56.
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    Quote from viragoablaze
    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?
    No I am 55 and just started my first class
    health4-all and Guttercat like this.
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    I am 58 and in my 2nd quarter of school. You need to go for it as time will quickly pass and you will regret not going for your dream.
    I only wish I had started 2 years earlier, but wishing gets you no place.
    health4-all and Guttercat like this.
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    I agree that 56 isn't old nowadays. I'm 54 and plan to work till I'm 70 or 80 or 90 or until they pry my old cold hands off my stethescope!!
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    No way is 57 too old! We'll all be working well into our 70s, so you might as well be doing what you love!
    Guttercat, NerdyNikki, and traumaRUs like this.
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    Never to late to achieve your goal!!! Go make it happen !!!
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    I'm 45. I love this thread.
    Buggysmom and Ms Alex like this.
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    I do not think that is too old. I am 56 and decided I was not too old to get my Masters as a Nurse Educator. I still have a good 15 years and it has always been my dream to optain an advanced degree. Go for it.
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    It's never too late if this is what you want to do. It may be intense, but I personally feel becoming an NP is worth it.
    health4-all likes this.


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