What age were you when you went to nursing school? - page 16

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   edgwow
    I met my husband of 16 years while I was in nursing school with his mother. I was 21 and she was 41. Older nurses have great life experience to share with their patients and fellow students. Also life experience makes you more confident in your peop;e skills. I just went back to RN-BSN school. Most of the folks in the class are at least 35 years old. I started a dream to be a school nurse at 39 years old. School is exciting a challenge at 40. Remember, most of us will have to work at least until we are sixty something. I think you have plenty of time.
  2. by   Tiwi
    Hospital trained enrolled nurse commenced 1989 - age 22. Completed Bachelor Nursing (RN) at uni and commenced this year, so I think that makes me *oops* close to 40 *shhh*
  3. by   pyseymo
    I start school to become an LPN on Jan.29th! I am 39 years old and hope I am not the only "older student" in class!
  4. by   mercyteapot
    Quote from Tiwi
    Hospital trained enrolled nurse commenced 1989 - age 22. Completed Bachelor Nursing (RN) at uni and commenced this year, so I think that makes me *oops* close to 40 *shhh*
    Sorry, what's an enrolled nurse? Is that the equivalent of an LPN here in the States, do you know?
  5. by   seliava
    started at 25, finished november 2006
  6. by   Tiwi
    Quote from mercyteapot
    Sorry, what's an enrolled nurse? Is that the equivalent of an LPN here in the States, do you know?
    The definition of an enrolled nurse differs around Oz. It is now a certificate IV level at uni, though I did my training in a hospital. ENs care for patients "under the indirect supervision of an RN". thus care for own patients, liaise with allied health workers and medical teams, etc etc. Some are medication endorsed, depending on the state and the policy of the hospital.
  7. by   lujological
    i was responsbile teen in high school even won a scholarship for nursing school but when i got away from home decided to have fun instead of study and blew it big time getting kicked out and having to repay scholarship.then i decided i really did want to be a nurse.worked 2 years then entered a good LPN scool and graduated at 20 as valevictorian.that is not the end though i married had 2 boys and when they were in school they supported my dream to go to RN school.It took 4 years part time but i did it and graduated at age of 38.it wasn't easy with a family but we all worked together to make it happen!in some ways i had it harder and in some ways easier than the classmates just out of school.i already could organize and could get down to studying faster than they did plus i had already experienced some lfe.I guess what i am saying is that what age you graduate is not as important as that you did and what you did with it once you did.i must say that a loving supporting family is the only wasy i could do it.we need nurses i say go for it at ANY AGE!!
  8. by   awwood
    [FONT="Georgia"]I started at 35. Just graduated an ADN program December, 2006.
  9. by   Teacher2bCRNA
    i will be starting at 32.

    Quote from imissthefall
    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!
  10. by   Teacher2bCRNA
    this is awesome to know. this is my second career and i glad to know i won't be the oldster in the class at age 32

    Quote from txrn02
    i graduated nursing school when i was 32! our class average age was 30... we had an age span of 20 to 56.
  11. by   homeismich
    I was 52 when I started and will be 54 when I graduate in December with my BSN. It's so good to see others my age going through school too.
  12. by   MountainMan
    Quote from GraceNotes
    (I'll try this post again.) I am so apprehensive about nursing school! I am 51 and will graduate with a BSN in 2009 (starting in January, like you). We are expected to disrobe for male & female classmates to practice exams. Does your program do this?? I guess we'll see it all anyway, but doing this at my age is enough of a challenge...
    Sounds stressful I'm 50 and have been in construction so I am in great shape. None-the-less I would be uncomfortable disrobing in front of the people I share so many other things with. Your school should think about hiring an artists model or get a volunteer an pay them with a professional massage or something. It seems as perhaps they are trying to get you to understand the being a patientaspect of our field. Their exercise,however, does not duplicate the true environmnet. There is no anonimity in this surender of trust. Sounds like your school or your instructor is out of touch.
    This sounds like a good separate thread!
    Oh, by the way I am 50 and just started LPN gragiate in a year.
  13. by   karaswthrt4
    I'm 19 and will be starting nursing school this fall

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