Is 26 too old to go back to school? - page 11

Hi, I'm currently working on obtaining my BSN in nursing. Before this degree, I pursued a BA in education. I thought that I wanted to be a teacher. After all it was something that I'd wanted to do... Read More

  1. by   taraspryte33
    Absolutely not!!! You are still young. I'm in my first semester of nursing school and I'm going to be 37. I don't think you're ever to young to try something new. Don't let others dictate what you are passionate about, keep strong.
  2. by   Katherine RN
    I graduated from nursing school only 1 year ago, and I'm 31, so no 26 years old is not "too old to start." There is a well known quote that says "in this life one rarely regrits thing that he does do and only regrits things that he does not attempt." Good Luck!
  3. by   Aradien
    This is probably off topic but I just wanted to say how inspiring it is to see so many falks around my age continuing on with their education. I thought I would be too old to go get my BSN at 43! :imbar But after reading this topic, I think I would be really foolish to at least not try!

    Thank you.
  4. by   margaret_45662
    My mother-in-law raised her five children by herself...she was 6 months pregnant when her husband died of a heart attack. She always wanted to be a nurse. When the baby entered first grade, she started nursing school.
    She was 52. Graduated at 54 and worked at the Public Health Dept. for 20 years. She's 85 this year... and a great example to me. After 33 years in nursing, I would do it all over again.

    It's your life and your career...follow your heart. Your educational background will be a great asset. Take care and best of luck.
  5. by   Diahni
    Quote from RN007
    Lord, no, Honey. I'm 47 and will be 48 when I get my RN next year. Follow your gut -- it's God speaking to you.
    ...And I'll be 54 when I get my RN - Hey, 50 is the "New 30" - Take care of yourself, and you'll be traveling at 90, too! In my case, God is definitely speaking to me, but so is my wallet. It's a good job all around.
  6. by   Diahni
    Quote from Diahni
    ...And I'll be 54 when I get my RN - Hey, 50 is the "New 30" - Take care of yourself, and you'll be traveling at 90, too! In my case, God is definitely speaking to me, but so is my wallet. It's a good job all around.
    PS, I'd like to amplify the latest post - It is absolutely true that our greatest regrets in life are about things we didn't do, not the things we did do. Go for it!
  7. by   LJJ
    26 is absolutely not to old to go back to school. After having been a LPN for 10 years at 33 I went back to school and graduated from an ADN program at age 38. I have been a RN for 10 years now and am going back to school to obtain a degree in Management and Supervision. YOU ARE NEVER TOO OLD TO LEARN!!!!! Hang in there it will work out for you.
  8. by   ByTheLake
    Honey, if you are too old, then I am *ancient*!! I'm 32 and finishing up my ADN right now. I am in class with other students who have bachelor's in other subjects, and one who has a masters in marketing something-or-other. Several of us are over 30, and about 6 in my class are over 40. When I'm done with this, I plan to continue my education. There is no such thing as too old to continue your education. Learning *should* be a life-long pursuit.

    BTW I wanted to be a teacher since childhood, and am *so glad* now that I didn't go that route.
  9. by   moodyhotrod
    I am going to be 35 next month and I am in the third semester of an AD nursing program. I think maturity helps in this profession. Although I do have to go to sleep a lot earlier than younger students my age and also I dont want to go out and party all weekend. I also know what I want, some younger students have no idea what they really want to do. After you have lived a while, then you gain insight into what is important in your life. I tried to go back when I was 25 but I had young kids and decided to wait for a while until they were older. I am glad I did. I got to be at home for them and help in class parties. Now they are old enough they dont have class parties. Anyway you are not too old.
  10. by   damarystx
    I am 33 and in my 3rd semester of nursing school, my best friend ( who I met in nursing school) is also 33, and I am by no means the oldest person in class...I plan to continue my ed thru to a masters degree, my mom completed her masters at 50 and I met a woman once who didn't get her bachelors degree until she was in her 70's nowTHAT is inspiring to me! So at 26 you are in a perfect position to continue in school. Knowledge is power! you should never quit learning! Good luck to you
  11. by   fourthfloorpam
    I just graduated as a Nurse in May and I am 44! Soooo my answer is Heck NO!!!
    I found that some people just feel threatened when you are moving forward and they are standing still. Don't let ANYONE stop you! The world is at your feet.
    Pam
  12. by   HarryPotter
    I am 64 and going back to school...You can never be too old to learn...as a matter of fact, learning will keep your brain from deteriorating.
  13. by   Pompom
    BWAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHA You youngsters are so funny ! No, you are not too old.

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