How old are you?

  1. 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 this year or next.
    I will be either 36 or 37 upon entrance. How about eveyone else?
    rhona
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  2. 102 Comments

  3. by   nursesrthebest
    I am thirty-two yrs old and working on my BSN. This is my second degree. There are several in my nursing class who are in their thirties. You are not alone.


  4. by   Elenaster
    I am 26 and working on my BSN and one of the "older" ones in my class. There are however two women in their mid-30's and one woman who is 44. I would estimate the average age of my class to be about 24.
  5. by   Rileycat
    I am 29 and due to graduate in May.
  6. by   ShannonB25
    I am 26 years old and will graduate in May. My class ranges from 23-35 yrs old.
    Shannon



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    "The highest reward for man's toil is not what he gets for it, but what he becomes by it."-Johan Ruskin
  7. by   janine3&5
    I'm 25 and will graduate in May. There are about 10 students younger than me in our class; the majority are late 20's through mid-thirties.
  8. by   tschell
    oh,my gosh,am I that old?? I'm 42 and I've been an LPN for 21 years but I will be graduating in May with my ADN!!!!! And there are 2 other gals in my class who are my age and one who is a few years older!! So I say go for it! This has been the BEST thing I've ever done but it will be nice to be finished! Also, my husband and our kids can't wait for me to get a paycheck again!!!
  9. by   aerialflyer
    I am 27 and a junior nursing student. My mother-in-law is also a junior in our nursing program. She will 50 when she graduates next May. So, I guess you can teach an old dog (or lovely lady Ha!) new tricks!
  10. by   marieoct62
    Hi Rhonda, I am completing my Sophomore year and I am now 38. Working on my BSN and will graduate when I am 40. The Average age in our program is 26 But I am really young at heart and love being at school. Good luck with your studies! Marie
  11. by   LJoyW_27
    oh wow...i thought i was just the minority in my nursing school. I am 18 years old, fresh outta highschool! I will graduate with my RN (if i pass the boards) at 19!! oh dear...
  12. by   Love-A-Nurse
    Originally posted by LJoyW_27:
    oh wow...i thought i was just the minority in my nursing school. I am 18 years old, fresh outta highschool! I will graduate with my RN (if i pass the boards) at 19!! oh dear...
    Hello!

    I am 40, will be 41 when the RN program starts this Fall and will be 42 when I am finished. I am an LPN of 9 1/2 years and I am in school full time finishing up taking prerequisities and I work in a LTC facility, PRN.

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    Keep The Faith!
    Stephany,LPN Future, RN
  13. by   Marla
    I am in my first semester in the LPN program and I am 30. Took me this long to figure out what I wanted to do. Most of the people in my class are 25-35. I'd like to report also that out of 25 in my class, 15 of them are ESL students. (English as a second language)
  14. by   seven
    i'm feeling pretty ancient to be a nsg student at 27 (most of my classmates are in thier early 20s with few exceptions)....but, lol, apparently i am about average, reading these posts....

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