Curious. How many "older" students - page 6

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   ExAirBagRN
    This is a great thread! I love hearing about others....I am 37, engaged and have 2 cats and 2 dogs...have developed some serious allergies! I have been a Flight Attendant for 13 years. We have medical and emergency training, I feel as it is a good path into nursing. I start class May 10 for PN. Am extremely excited, although a bit NERVOUS............................Dawn
  2. by   JenNJFLCA
    I'm 25.....got my 1st BS at 21, now I'm back at the same university getting my BSN. Who would have thought? I'll graduate in May of 2006....6 years later than my 1st degree!
  3. by   angell883RN
    undefinedundefined Im 40 and done with pre reqs-waiting on clinicals in Tampa FL
  4. by   KattB
    I am 36, getting ready to start pre-req's at Montgomery Community College in The Woodlands, Texas. I have 2 daughters, 14 and 11 1/2. Currently working full time in the corporate world. I am going for the ADN program.
  5. by   ArtsyIndi
    I'm 32, and a displaced homemaker now divorced and in school. I guess that counts as a second career. Either way, I'm definately in the non-tradition student arena. In my program it seems the majority of the students are in their late 20s-late 30s range oddly enough. Perhaps in a BSN program it would be different. I'm on the ADN route though since my sponsor wants me in and out fast. Their money!

    ArtsyIndi
    Austin TX
    Austin Community College
  6. by   AnaH
    I'm 31, married, two kids, now taking my pre-reqs, and hoping to get in a BSN program by Fall 2005.
  7. by   marelle
    Quote from ayndim
    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 still doing pre-reqs)? Where are you living and what school do you plan on going to. BSN or ADN? What area of nursing do you want to go into?

    I am 32, will be 33 in August. I am married with 3 kids. I live in Phoenix and will be going to Arizona State University for my BSN. I am doing the BSN rather than the ADN because I would like to be a CNM. Although I am also interested in ICU too.
    I'm 36 years old and I have 4 children (2, 3, 4, & 6). I have 2 prereq's to complete. I'll be eligible for a BSN program at University of Akron (Ohio) in Fall 2005 and ALSO will be eligible for the ADN program at Stark State College (Canton, Ohio) in Fall 2005. I'm still debating which program I will attend.
  8. by   pattik9898
    beat everybody so far. in second semester RN program at community college. have two masters. was a pathologists' assistant for five years. got tired of the human parts assembly line. (although i have some good medical examiner stories). getting killed this semester. taking 15 credits. tired all the time. im 52.
    Last edit by pattik9898 on Mar 4, '04 : Reason: left out age
  9. by   eagleriver
    I'm probably the oldest student our nursing program has seen for a while. Still, there were probably a third of the students in my graduating class that were over thirty.
  10. by   sangib
    I'm 25 and have 4 kids (9, 7, 4, 2). I live in southern Wyoming and am attending Western Wyoming Community College. I have just started my prereqs. I plan to transfer to the University of Wyoming for my BSN.
  11. by   indigo
    I am a 47-year-old mother of 3 sons who are 17, 12 and 9. This is my first time in college.

    I'm midway through my second semester of nursing school. It's a distance ed program through Weber State University (nursing classes on line with clinicals at our local hospital). It's a great opportunity since University of Alaska does not yet have a nursing program in our small community. It's an ADN program and we'll graduate in spring 2005, ready to sit for our RN boards.

    I am a single parent and had to quit my job and take out loans to go to nursing school and to support us. I had to do all the prerequisites, plus all the general ed stuff (I'm getting an Associate of Science degree as well). I'm doing 15 credits per semester including summers.

    Obviously I'm motivated, but I am so energized intellectually and excited about nursing. I was in the right place at the right time to get into this program. Good luck to all of you who are wanting to get into nursing school. It's not easy, but I know it's gonna be worth it!
  12. by   cclev
    I'm 34, married, mother of 10 y/o daughter, 9 and 2.5 y/o sons living in Southwestern PA. I'm in my second semester of clinicals at WCCC. Only one fifth of my classmates are under 21. I am in an LPN/ADN program. I will have my LPN this summer ('04) and my RN in May '05. I love the coursework (demanding that it is!) and the staff that I have worked with on clinicals have been wonderful. I have a BS in Education degree and a Master's of Arts in Adult and Community Education. After working in jobs supported by grant funding and getting laid off twice in three years, I decided it was time to go into a field that I had considered since high school but had been afraid to take the chance. I don't think that I could have done this then but with life experience, I am loving it!
  13. by   blueiwahine
    I'm 40, married and live in SE, TX. I'm in my second semester of clinicals at Lamar University. Only 5 more semesters to go till I get my BSN. I left working for the US Postal Service to go into Nursing.

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