What age were you when you went to nursing school? - page 4

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   SaderNurse05
    Went back to school at 42 and graduated with my BSN at 44.
  2. by   TheCommuter
    I was 23 years old and hadn't been to any type of school in over 3 years. Instead, I was working 12 hour shifts at a noisy factory during those 3 years.

    I completed LVN school at age 24 and very recently completed my first semester of RN prerequisite classes. Even though I have reached the nontraditional age of 25, I feel like I can mentally do anything if I put my mind and heart fully toward it.
  3. by   lizmatt
    I was 25 when I started my prereqs very part time. 27 when I started full-time. I will be 30 when I gradute next spring with my BSN.
  4. by   StrwbryblndRN
    I will graduate May 2007 at 33 years old with my ADN. I started my prereq's pregnant with my 2nd child and a 15 months old at 29 years old.

    I have a 54, 47, and 45 year old in my class also.
  5. by   onehusbandsevenkids
    I started actual nursing school at age 34. Will be an LPN May 07 at age 35 and an RN May 08 at age 36.

    However I started the pre-reqs two years before entering the nursing program.
  6. by   danh3190
    Started diploma RN program this year at 54. Will be almost 57 when I finish. Hopefully finish the BSN by 59 or 60 if they accept a lot from my previous science degrees.
  7. by   Kait
    Started nursing school at 24...finished at 26.
  8. by   vamedic4
    First time around?? 17 years, 9 months. Since I'm not a nurse yet...

    the second time around?? 35 years 2 months...9months to go.

    vamedic4
  9. by   Kait
    Quote from margaretptz
    I'm glad I'm not the only oldster only the oldest lol. I have finished my pre reqs and starting Fundamentals for ADN in Jan. I am 55 and I would love to hear advice from other older students. I must admit I am a bit nervous about the age thing.
    Margaret
    Hey Margaret,

    Some of the people who did the best in my class were the mature students! I don't think any of them did poorly, actually...they were all very focused. We looked up to them, too.

    Kait
  10. by   sshannon
    40 when I started. 44 when I graduate Fall 07.
  11. by   noBS N
    I've just received my acceptance letter tonight. Thank you, Jesus!!!!1

    20 years old starting nursing school.
    Started prereq at 18 years old.

    Traditional...
  12. by   NurseCard
    26 when I started my prereqs for nursing, 30 when I got my ADN. Will go back to school eventually for my master's, but am not in any hurry. I also, once upon a time, was a traditional college student; started college at 17 and graduated with a BA in Art at 22. So, there are many paths that I am considering... Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nurse Practioner... Art Therapist (though it doesn't pay as much as I make now I don't believe).. may even go for a doctorate in Art and make a whole career change! Who knows?
  13. by   NurseWi_JennJenn
    I was 20 when I started and finished when I was 23!

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