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How old were you when you started Nursing School?

  1. 1 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
  2. 144 Comments so far...

  3. Visit  devlia profile page
    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.
  4. Visit  kpetit profile page
    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.
  5. Visit  Stacey73 profile page
    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.
  6. Visit  Mama_of_4 profile page
    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.
  7. Visit  LoriBSN2b profile page
    I just turned 50 and start my ADN program Tuesday. Age is merely a pesky number.
    futureLVN40, arrie, Hope63, and 6 others like this.
  8. Visit  ambitiousBSN profile page
    I'm 30 and will start my BSN program next Wednesday (8/28).
    dare2dream14 likes this.
  9. Visit  melizerd profile page
    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.
  10. Visit  lifelearningrn profile page
    I was 39. I'm 41 now, and God willing, I will be graduating in December.
    dare2dream14 likes this.
  11. Visit  Kran1990 profile page
    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.
  12. Visit  kp1987 profile page
    I'm 25! Will be done at 28!
  13. Visit  KBICU profile page
    18! Graduated with my BSN may 2012 working on my MSN
    TaylorDeeLPN likes this.
  14. Visit  nurseprnRN profile page
    17, right out of high school, turned 18 in March of freshman year, went to four-year college and got BSN. Started MN at 29 and finished at 31 going part time because I had a baby by then.
    Ruas61 and KelRN215 like this.