Any older students?? - page 5

I just turned 28 in November & will be starting college in the Fall of 2013 to get my BSN. I've just not had the time or money to be able to pursue my career until now. I realize that having been out of school for 10 years... Read More

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    Quote from jenndavis
    I've been really worried about my age and beginning my nursing journey. I start a 14 month absn on 14 jan. I am 26. I am not the oldest, but I see all these young students and think why didn't I start earlier. I'm not so much worried about school, more so about when will I have time for a family. My husband and I don't have children but would like to try. I just keep thinking that I will be super old by the time I'm done with everything
    Well the reality is you'll be "super old" no matter what, no? You'll either be a "super old" nurse or a "super old" non-nurse. . Can't go back in time but you can make your future great!

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    I'm soon to be 41 and am just finishing up my pre requisites in winter quarter and then will be applying to the local RN programs in my area. I see lots of younger students that are not serous about their education.(Just as I was as a young girl.)
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    I will be 39 when I graduate with my ADN in May, just 1 month before my 17y/o daughter graduates high school. I have intentions to continue with BSN. I think its all about your mindset, don't let failure be an option, and don't forget to give yourself a pat on the back every now and then, work hard and you can do it!
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    I just took my final exit exam for nursing school at 38. I earned a Bachelor's degree in four years right after high school but I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. Nor was I that good of a student. I was smart but I did not know how to study (I never had to study in high school). When I finally decided to go back to school I was much more mature, and better able to handle the course load of nursing school. I was in an Associate Degree program (RN) and most of my classmates were older than 24 and at least half, I think, already had degrees.
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    [QUOTE=KristinaW;70Im 29 with two boys ages 6 and 3 and currently pregnant with a girl. Im still currently working on pre-reqs. It can feel.a little discouraging when you see younger students. But never go on someone eles time line good luck
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    Thanks everyone! I'm so fired up I kind of wish I could have started school in January, but that couldn't happen! My fiancÚ and I just finally closed on our house & are finishing the renovations & about to move & I'm pretty sure starting back to school during all that would have given me a nervous breakdown!! I just thought today how incredibly lucky I am. We've just bought our first home. He's having me quit my job & supporting me to go through school full time so that I can completely concentrate on education...and offered to do whatever I needed to help me earn a degree. It may sound weird, but I guess I've been with enough losers that finally being with someone willing to do the things he's done for me until now, along with all this, I just can't express how lucky I am! Good luck to all of us unconventional students!!!
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    I'm 31 and I have been away from school for about ten years. I'm still taking pre-nursing classes, but I'm almost done with my Liberal Arts.

    I was so stressed out because I should have been working already like most of my high school classmates. In the end, I have never regret to be in college at my age. I feel like I'm 18 again. I have been enjoying my class.
    Last edit by fasnv on Jan 2, '13 : Reason: .
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    Quote from catsladder
    The best cohort, in my opinion, is a mix of every age. In my cohort, we have students in their early twenties to the oldest which is in the late forties. We informally have a dad and a mom for the cohort as these two classmates acted like parents for our group. Other older classmates take the role of older brothers and sisters and we take care of the younger members of our cohort when they needed help in life.

    My dad got hid PH.D. In his 50s. One of my classmate in a Geri class is her her 60s and she is getting her social worker degree.
    I totally agree, it seemed like the age range in my LPN program helped because everyone assumed different roles and we mixed well. I hope it's the same way in the bridge program I'm starting this month.
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    Quote from Toddysmama
    I'm soon to be 41 and am just finishing up my pre requisites in winter quarter and then will be applying to the local RN programs in my area. I see lots of younger students that are not serous about their education.(Just as I was as a young girl.)
    Same here, my mindset wasn't the same when I was younger. I went to college but did not take it seriously. I decided I'd rather work. Did fine until I was laid off then nothing to fall back on. This is why at 38 I am in school again and it's much different this time. I have responsibilities now and the reason I'm doing this seems so much more real to me than it did when I was 18-20s.
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    I'm 38, with 3 teens, and just started school this fall. I have never been happier than right now, and am living the dream! Even while exhausted, my house a mess, no $$$ to do anything, and school work piled up on my bed I am so happy and feel so blessed to finally be pursuing my dream!

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