Curious. How many "older" students - page 14

It seems that alot of people are doing nursing for a second career. Just curious. How old is everyone? Who has kids? Is it a mixed group in the professional part of the nursing program (I am... Read More

  1. by   lisamc1RN
    I'm 33. (will be 34 the month classes start). I have 4 children and have been married for almost 13 years!
  2. by   mamaof3
    I'm 34 and have 3 kids. I've been doing the stay at home mom thing for 14 years. But I have wanted to be a nurse for about 8 of those years. I didn't get the opportunity, until my divorce. Now it is just as much a need as a want. I have been going at this part time now for 3 years. I begin the nursing program this fall. I can't believe I'm finally here. It has been a long, hard road but there is now a light at the end of the tunnel.
  3. by   eirthjona
    Hi I am 33 in july and a mum of 4 (9, 7, 6, 4) lovely children and am in my first year of my BN.
  4. by   sabrn2006
    When I registered for classes earlier this month, I saw my fellow classmates. At 35 I was probably right at the median point for age. My school accepts 6 students right out of high school and the rest (around 60) are generally ones who have attended college, changing careers, etc.

    My mom was in nursing school at the same age I am...never thought I would be sooo much like her!

    I have an 11 y/o daughter, 13 y/o son, and a 37 y/o husband. I recently switched to a part time job, but still I'll have my hands full. Glad to see so much great company here on this board.
  5. by   julieftRN
    Quote from cbarnett2
    Hi,

    I am 28, married with 2 kids, 10 & 3...I live in Orlando FL and am currently attending Valencia Community College. I have been working on my prereqs for the last 2 semesters. I am currently applying to Deaconess College of Nursing's Online ADN with PN component. I am planning to start this Fall 2004.

    My goal is to pursue my BSN as soon as I finish my ADN. I am also considering joining the Navy as an officer. I have not decided what nursing specialty I am most interested in, but I am leaning towards ICU or Critical Care.

    Hi Cheri...

    I grew up in Orlando and am also 28. I dont live there anymore but was wondering does Valencia not have a nursing program?
  6. by   sunshinenor
    I'm 30 with 2 kids (3 & 5), and just finished my third year in a BSN program. When I graduate next spring, I'll have been on the 13 yr plan.....pretty sad...


    Melanie
  7. by   kbstudent
    I am 45 and just graduated from an ADN program last Friday. I will start my new job in the ICU on June 28 after taking my NCLEX on June 26.
  8. by   sunshinenor
    Way to go KBSTUDENT!!!!


    Melanie
  9. by   Silicone
    Quote from sunshinenor
    I'm 30 with 2 kids (3 & 5), and just finished my third year in a BSN program. When I graduate next spring, I'll have been on the 13 yr plan.....pretty sad...
    Melanie
    Hey, what's so sad about it? You're graduating and
    that's what counts. It just takes some of us longer
    to get there.


    Samantha
  10. by   Blackcat99
    My mother was 50 years old when she started LPN classes. She did just fine! :hatparty:
  11. by   nursewho
    i am 37, married 13 years, have a 9 yo daughter, 7 yo son...

    finishing pre-reqs, starting clinical in the fall. i am in an adn program, with plans to continue with bsn/msn...would love, love, love to be a cnm or np in womens' health, but feel that it might be too late to do either...

    good luck to all!!!
    Last edit by nursewho on May 29, '04
  12. by   ARmickie
    Something funny .... I received more letters from the Fin Aid dept a few days ago. Included in these papers was a release they wanted me to sign for the local paper announcing that I'd been awarded this academic scholarship. Well, I'm 33 yrs old.. I don't really care if this is in the paper or not. Yesterday, my husband brings home the local county newspaper which is only produced once a week, and I see several of these announcements for the college scholarships. More than one of the kids I will be in class with is a daughter/son of someone I knew in high school or a neice/nephew! lol.. Will be interesting...
  13. by   sabrn2006
    ...would love, love, love to be a cnm or np in womens' health, but feel that it might be too late to do either...

    oops....I meant to quote here.



    It's not too late!! Go for it.

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