How old are you? - page 4

This is very interesting. they(whoever they are) have said that the average age for nursing students is in the 30's. I amcurious to see how true this is. I am going to go to nursing school either... Read More

  1. by   Doreen 1
    I am a student nurse from Edinburgh in Scotland. I am in my 1st trimester and I am 44years old. I went to college last year to gain the access qualification for uni. I would say that the average age in my intake is 30ish. As for male students, probably about 5%.

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    Doreen
  2. by   nursStew
    I am 29 and finishing my prereqs. Will be 30 when I start my program and 32 when I finish.
  3. by   WendyBSN2004
    I am 27 now and will be that when I enter nursing school. I should be 31 when I graduate from the BSN program. I am so excited to be back in school, and my children are learning a lot about how important school is. Good luck!!!
  4. by   essarge
    45 (going on 25) graduate in 2004 with my BSN!! Can't wait!! My 16 year old and I have a going bet on who's GPA is going to be higher (no more excuses kids, mom's in school too!!)and this bet goes until I graduate from college. By the way he will be going to the same college so we will be there for two years together!! Might be interesting!
  5. by   RNDiv2
    Hi, from Oz! I am 35yo but, so are most of my classmates . Well they are in there 30's anyway. We even have a couple of 50ish girls. HOWZAT!
    Well anyway, why should age put you off? You know we are never too old or, too young to do anything we want to! Go for it Girls of 30 and above.
  6. by   mustangsheba
    Hey, my little chickadees. I got my ADN when I was 43 and the average age of my class was 35 (oldest 60). I am back in school after practicing nursing for 19 years. The diversity in nursing is a wonderful thing. It is the only profession I can think of that encompasses such a broad range of ages and other skills and gifts.
  7. by   delirium
    I will be a few months shy of 27 when I graduate from my ADN program. Like a lot of other people, I didn't go to college until I was a grown up ha ha. I plan to utilize the RN-BSN bridge program and then I'll be even older than everyone else.
    I went this route because I have neither the time nor the energy to invest in a 4 year program. I have a family, and a mortgage payment, and I need to work while I'm in school... it just makes more sense to get the ADN first and then build on it.
    I never considered being an LPN, though. They don't seem to be utilized much in facilities here and don't have the same level of responsibility that RNs do.
    Just my opinion,
    MsP
  8. by   Sherman
    Graduated LPN school at 29. Got my RN at 34 and most people in my class were my age and older .
  9. by   Wyldeflower
    I'm 28...will be 29 when I start school this fall. My first year is to take care of chemistry, as well as some of the other stuff (A&P, microbiology, etc). I will be 30 when I start the ADN program next fall.
  10. by   droderic
    hi- seems like i outdo you all! i am 49 yrs old and one year into my three years training. really enjoying it- should have done it years ago!
  11. by   VeggieYogaChick
    I'll be starting nursing school in January........ I'll be 26 at the time
  12. by   jwhiz
    HELLO EVERYONE, I'M 29 AND WILL FINISH LVN SCHOOL IN AUG.2001!! I HAVE TO WORK A YEAR AND THEN APPLY TO THE RN BRIDGE PROGRAM. I WILL BE 31 WHEN I FINISH. MY CLASS IS MOSTLY IN THE MID 30'S TO EARLY 40'S. GOOD LUCK!
  13. by   shyviolet78
    I'm 22 now, just barely starting my pre-reqs for a BSN. I considered the ADN, but I don't have any children yet to keep me too busy, so I figured I was up to the 4-year degree. I should be 26 when I graduate.

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