Survey: How old were you when you entered the nursing profession? - page 14

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  1. by   LVNcub
    I was 24 when i got my lvn certification, got my first nursing job days after turning 25...it feels incredible and a little frightening to do this line of work but the desire to care for others is immense and the satisfaction i get from my job is impressionable.
  2. by   Lynx25
    17 I was a combat medic, 21 I got my LPN and began working towards my RN.
  3. by   thecool1Nscrubs2no
    I have been in nursing for since I was 20...Started as a CNA...a year later LPN....went back to school for RN....Now planning to return for my MS in nursing informatics.
  4. by   Penelope_Pitstop
    I took my boards the day before my 22nd birthday, but had worked in the hospital since I was 20.
  5. by   Black Jade
    I was 30 years old when I first applied for the RN program, but quit after the first semester. I decided to try one more time at age 33 and never looked back.
  6. by   IheartICUnursing
    At 18 I started nursing school & just graduated with my BSN at 20
  7. by   Esme12
    Quote from Lynx25
    17 I was a combat medic, 21 I got my LPN and began working towards my RN.

    Wow young to be a combat medic...thank you for your service.
  8. by   hello_nurse77
    After many years of being told I wouldn't get through nursing school because I wasn't good at math or chemistry, or that I was too sensitive- I finally got the confidence to try, and proudly became a LPN at age 31. (the BEST day of my life thus far) I'm currently in RN school and will be 34 when I graduate. A big part of me wishes I started this process sooner, but what can you do...
  9. by   alishaannie
    I was 21 years old fresh out of college and newly married!
  10. by   Mossback
    I graduated with a BSN at age 60, and got hired as an RN three months later on my 61st birthday.
  11. by   xtxrn
    I was 19 when I started an ADN program, and 21 when I finished.
  12. by   This Jenn RN
    I was a teacher first so nursing is my 2nd career. I was 38 when I graduated nursing school. And am loving every minute of it.
  13. by   hello_nurse77
    Quote from hello_nurse77
    After many years of being told I wouldn't get through nursing school because I wasn't good at math or chemistry, or that I was too sensitive- I finally got the confidence to try, and proudly became a LPN at age 31. (the BEST day of my life thus far) I'm currently in RN school and will be 34 when I graduate. A big part of me wishes I started this process sooner, but what can you do...


    LOL did I say I'll be 34? Not sure what I was thinking, but I'll be graduating a few months before my 36th birthday.

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