What age were you when you went to nursing school?

  1. 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!
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  3. by   SharonH, RN
    I was a traditional college student so I started in the fall after graduating high school. I was 17. I graduated 4 years later at age 21.
  4. by   oldiebutgoodie
    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!
    AGE 50! BSN, class of 2004.

    What doesn't kill you makes you stronger. :spin:

    Oldiebutgoodie
  5. by   puresass
    i started my NS pre-reqs at 20 & i will be 24 when i start in the fall.
    it feels like it's taking FOREVER but it'll definitely be worth it in the end.
  6. by   shoegalRN
    I am 32 and will be starting a BSN program on 01/17/07.
  7. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from SharonH, RN
    I was a traditional college student so I started in the fall after graduating high school. I was 17. I graduated 4 years later at age 21.
    This is the way to go . . . before marriage and kids.

    I did actually go to college at 18 and majored in Social Work.

    After marriage, kids and divorce I went back to school at 38 to become a nurse.

    steph
  8. by   DeLana_RN
    I got my BSN at age 35.

    DeLana
  9. by   NurseInTheWorks
    I will be 27 when I start and 28 when I finish! I am enrolled in a 2nd degree program, so I'm assuming everyone will be at least 22+.
  10. by   donsterRN
    47 when I started, 51 when I graduate.
  11. by   moongirl
    37 when started, 40 now, graduate in May 07 !!!!!
  12. by   BJLynn
    When I was 17 when I started an ADN program. I dropped out after the first year because I just couldn't do it and was not ready for it. Fast forward a few years and I went and did the LPN program at 28 and am loving it. I do eventually plan to get my BSN. My knees won't last forever, and some of the jobs I would like to do require a BSN.
  13. by   luvdaisy
    17 when I started right out of HS. 21 when I finished!!!!
  14. by   nursemary9
    Started 3 year Diploma program right out of High School. Graduated and passed the "Boards" at 21!! That was 40 yrs ago this year.

    Growing up I NEVER wanted to be a Nurse!! Did so because I just didn't know what else to do.

    Have LOVED every minute of Nursing---not the Politics, tho!! And Don't really like the paperwork!!

    mary Ann

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