Is 40 too old? - page 2

By the time I got in and graduated from CRNA school I would be nearly 40. Does anyone see this as to old to be getting into this area? What are the average ages of some of your classmates?... Read More

  1. by   slrafter
    It's never too late and your never too old...my grandfather decided that he wanted to be a dentist when he was 50 and he hadn't been to college yet. He still holds the distinction of being the oldest graduate of his dental progrm and he graduated in the 1950's!
    Look at it this way-you have life experience that the younger students don't have and that puts you at a distinct advantage when relating to your patients.

    Do whatever makes you happy.
  2. by   traumaRUs
    Go for it. I'm in a combined BSN/MSN program (generic) and will be 47 when I graduate.
  3. by   London88
    As much as I would like to retire at the age of 40, which is only a few months away, I really cannot see that retirement check coming in before I am 65 years of age. As long as I continue to be reminded of this I will continue along the CRNA path. Failing that I can always put more effort into playing the lottery!
  4. by   renerian
    I agree with blue eyes........I just graduated from my MS program and I am 46.

    renerian
  5. by   SCHMEGGA
    We have a large number in our current class that are either near or over 40. Go for it. You are not even close to being too old!
  6. by   debralynn
    I will be 44 this August. I just graduated from LPN school, and going this fall for my RN ASN. Nope, I personally don't think it's too old!
  7. by   LadyNASDAQ
    Just do it!!!!
  8. by   EricTAMUCC-BSN
    Originally posted by szccdw
    By the time I got in and graduated from CRNA school I would be nearly 40. Does anyone see this as to old to be getting into this area? What are the average ages of some of your classmates?

    You have a great base of knowledge, which puts you at an advantage compared to us who are 20 something. Go for it.
  9. by   slrafter
    TOOO OOOLLLDDD??????
    Last Thursday I graduated from my BSN program!
    I had been an ADN prepared nurse for 10 years before that and plan to return sometime next year for a Graduate degree.
    I just turned 46 in June! You're only too old if you can't walk into your class. GO FOR IT and good luck!
  10. by   TraumaNurse
    40 is still young! If you want it bad enough, go for it!
  11. by   debralynn
    I will be 44 in a few days, and starting this month to get my RN ASN. I believe our age is an advantage! Go for it. All those youngsters in your classes will only keep you young!!!!
  12. by   mother/babyRN
    Life begins at 40...Way I see it you are ahead of the game...Know how to deal with people personalities much better than you would have all that time ago.....I think you should go for it...I would! Good luck!
  13. by   KimQCRNA
    Hello....I say go for it. I applied to anesthesia school at age 40, started at 41, grad. at 43. Been out a year now, will be 45 next week, which I would have been ANYWAY.......but now am a CRNA. I love it, wish I would have done it sooner but the 20 years of nursing knowledge is helpful. Most CRNAs and even anesthesiologists are not in too many codes, but I've been in hundreds over the years in ER & ICU........so am ready for anything (I hope)......but I think you should go for it.......good luck, Kim

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