How old were you when you started Nursing School?

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    Hi my fellow Nursing Students
    I want to know how old were you when you started Nursing school. RN's and LPN's are welcome to answer.
    I'm in my early 30's, married with three babies, ages five and under. I'm a little nervous and worried that I may have started a little late at following my dream to become a nurse.
    Thanks everyone
    Joe V likes this.

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    I'm 29 and married with two kids (11 & 9); I start my BSN program next month. I will graduate Spring 2016. :-)
    NurseNanci1 likes this.
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    I'm 43 with 3 girls ages 7, 4, & 2. It is never to late if this what you want to do. I have waited so long for this, started yhe journey over 10 years ago however at the time I was an Airport Manager working 16 hrs a day and the company would not work around school, then I met my husband, had three girls and 3 deployments later here I am just starting the program next week. Excited, nervous, and overwhelmed but definitely do not feel that it is too late. I had ladies in my pharm and informatics class that are older than me also starting this fall. Don't let age hold you back.
    CMA2013 likes this.
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    I will be 40 in three months and just had orientation yesterday. The girl who showed me around was two weeks younger than my oldest son! Before the day was over everyone at my table was asking me questions and advice. The professors were thrilled to have someone older, too. We get automatic credibility. There is a lot that is good about being older! I think it definitely gives us an edge. Forget the nonsense about it being too late. Remember the words of George Eliot: "It's never too late to be what you might have been!"
    dare2dream14 likes this.
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    I'm 33 with four kids 9,8,6 and 5. I start nursing school on Monday. I don't think it's ever too late. We have life experience on our side!
    dare2dream14 likes this.
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    I just turned 50 and start my ADN program Tuesday. Age is merely a pesky number.
    futureLVN40, arrie, Hope63, and 6 others like this.
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    I'm 30 and will start my BSN program next Wednesday (8/28).
    dare2dream14 likes this.
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    I started the actual nursing courses when I was 29 and will graduate in Dec when I'm 31, I have a husband and a 6 year old. There are people younger and older than me in my program. As young as 20 and as old as 57. It's never too late to follow your dreams.
    futureLVN40 likes this.
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    I was 39. I'm 41 now, and God willing, I will be graduating in December.
    dare2dream14 likes this.
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    I started my nursing program when I was 22 will graduate (hopefully)
    in may at 23. My best friends in the nursing program are 39 and 40. It's never too late!!
    Tori17 likes this.

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