What age were you when you went to nursing school? - page 12

Curious at what the average age is that people are in nursing school? I am doing my pre reqs now and will be 28 when I start! :lol2:... Read More

  1. by   dkstexas
    Went to LVN school at age 21. Finished my BSN at age 41. Now at age 53 taking a break due to arthritis, etc. Have always been a 'floor/staff nurse'.
  2. by   snoopycats
    [font="comic sans ms"]i was 40 when i started nursing classes, 42 when i graduated with my asn!
  3. by   natrgrrl
    I am 29. I finished my prereqs lastFall and plan to start LPN program this Fall when I am 30. Plan to do LPN to ASN when I am 31.
    There are many more plans in my future but I have enough to think about with just the next two years.

    I feel like I wasn't really a grown up until my late 20's so I don't feel bad about putting school off for this long.
    I am so excited to turn 30!
  4. by   Jilaweez
    I started pre-reqs in '93 and have gone to school on and off since. I got married, had three beautiful babies and am starting nursing school in the fall of '07 at the chronological age of 33....but I feel like 23!!! I love having people from all different generations in my classes...I feel like I fit in with all of them.
    It's nice to read of people who actually graduated, I know it will happen but it still seems unreal.
  5. by   nursesaideBen
    Hm... earned my CNA when I was 16 started LPN school when I was 17 I'm 18 now and graduate this May It kinda stunk because the hospitals wouldn't even hire me as a CNA until I became 18 this past summer lol
  6. by   HealingHands327
    Quote from natrgrrl
    I am 29. I finished my prereqs lastFall and plan to start LPN program this Fall when I am 30. Plan to do LPN to ASN when I am 31.
    There are many more plans in my future but I have enough to think about with just the next two years.

    I feel like I wasn't really a grown up until my late 20's so I don't feel bad about putting school off for this long.
    I am so excited to turn 30!
    I was late growing up too, started nursing school @ 26, will be done when I'm 29. Then CRNA ASAP ! haha.

    ps. Some people like my 3rd uncle never grow up, so no worries.
  7. by   Jamesdotter
    I was 23. Three years in secondary education at the university after high school, and then a couple of years off (in the payroll office at the box factory!) before I started the BS program at the U.
  8. by   CelticNurse
    I was 27 when I started after leaving a career as a head chef. I qualified at the age of the 30. Haven't regretted it once. Believe it or not......
  9. by   HealingHands327
    Whoa don't head chefs make a lot of money?

    Why leave cooking?
  10. by   MauraRN
    I will be 50 next month. I am a newly minted LPN in LTC. I have done all my prereqs, Micro, A+PI, II, Chem, Bio, Psych for a LPN to RN bridge program. I also have a BA in Legal Studies/Political Science that I received at 30 years old. I have a 14 year old at home. Hope to get my RN and MSN by 55!!!
  11. by   new er nurse
    Went to college right out of high school - BS in Social Studies Education. Started pre reqs at 39 one class at a time (most classes transferred from first degree), full time nursing school at 41, and graduated 43 with diploma RN almost 2 years ago. Regret not starting sooner. Love it!!!
  12. by   droadracer
    My application is in for a fall class....if accepted I will be 57 when I start..
  13. by   back2nursing
    im from australia, i graduated 1980 in manila,philippines , registered 1985, work for 1 year, then migrated to australia but was only registered recently, now im 49

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