I am 35 and will be starting my first clinicals in the fall. I have been finishing up pre-reqs for the last two years, and just finished our Introductory semester of NS. Luckily I had some credits from going to college back in the day, so I won't be more than 37 when I graduate! I plan to get at least my BSN eventually, however, so I may very well be in school for the rest of my life. :uhoh21:
I don't usually feel too old, and there are some other students my age. But you find out how old you really are when your micro professor asks who has heard of the Exxon Valdez oil spill, and you and two other people raise your hands! Or when another asks how many of you were old enough to vote in the 2004 election, and there's only like, two of you.
We're not old! We're are AGED...like fine cheese and wine.