Met my classmates - feel like an old fart - page 2

Okay, so I'm still a young and spry 27.... but I all of a sudden feel very old. The BSN program that I'm going to be attending beginning this summer had a welcome tea Friday afternoon. 40-50... Read More

  1. by   suzy253
    You 'kids' needn't worry
    After all, look at me. I'm 51 and just completed my 1st year of nursing school. Yes, I'm the oldest--actually I wasn't but the year-older-than-me student dropped out. Students in my class range in age from 19-51. Mostly in their 20's and 30's...actually I think we skip the 40's altogether except for this one guy who won't tell us his age. You'll soon find that'll be the least of your worries. I'm a bit of a ham/class clown so I get a long with everyone. Of course there's that 'generation gap', especially with the teens--20's but we are all very very supportive of each other and no one looks at age at all.
    Have fun with it!!!
  2. by   PCGrad06
    i am 30 and lucky i guess because there is a group of 36 students in my class. of that about 25 are "old timers" (age 25+)
  3. by   Sheri257
    Tell me about it, 42 years old here.

    At least there are some older students too.

    :chuckle
  4. by   agent
    Quote from manna
    Okay, so I'm still a young and spry 27.... but I all of a sudden feel very old.
    Ha! Good luck
  5. by   traumaRUs
    Sweetie - I started nursing school at 32! Finished with LPN at 34, finished with ADN at 36, finished with BSN at 46 and (hopefully) MSN by 47! Yikes - now that's old!
  6. by   ARmickie
    Now now, guys... to quote my 13 year old, "You're not old mom, you're experienced!!! heehehee
  7. by   RedSox33RN
    I'll be starting nursing school at the ripe age of 37! Married with 4 kids, and one of those kids will be almost 14 - probably closer to some of my classmates age than mine!! LOL

    I expect that though, because they offer 2 and 4 year degrees. I know the nursing classes at the CC I went to had a lot of people in their 20's, 30's and 40's.

    My MIL graduated from nursing school at 57 - and NOT the oldest in her class!
  8. by   suzy253
    Quote from ARmickie
    Now now, guys... to quote my 13 year old, "You're not old mom, you're experienced!!! heehehee

    Yea...you could certainly say that!
  9. by   LeesieBug
    to quote my 13 year old, "You're not old mom, you're experienced!!! heehehee
    :chuckle That's adorable!
  10. by   lisamc1RN
    Quote from ARmickie
    Now now, guys... to quote my 13 year old, "You're not old mom, you're experienced!!! heehehee
    Would you please have your sweet 13 year old talk to my stinker 11 year old? :chuckle He overheard me talking about this thread with my husband and he said "so, you're worried about becoming all shriveled up, mom?" Can I ground him for that? :chuckle
  11. by   Carolanne
    Good evening, guys, checking in from the "nursing home" here ... :chuckle
    I'm 44 and just about all of my classes have had a mixture of 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s. The blend has been very harmonious, and at times I don't even feel like we're different ages at all. We're all striving for the same goal, crying over the same test grades and learning together!
  12. by   Altra
    Quote from lisamc1
    Would you please have your sweet 13 year old talk to my stinker 11 year old? :chuckle He overheard me talking about this thread with my husband and he said "so, you're worried about becoming all shriveled up, mom?" Can I ground him for that? :chuckle

    Yep, that's grounds for grounding fer sure! :chuckle
  13. by   mariedoreen
    I'm 34 and am entering the ADN program in September. But I've been in school with other students my age, younger AND older for the last few years. Believe it or not, I feel like I fit in with almost all the younger students. The only ones I see as kids are the ones who talk about partying etc.. all the time. I tend to gravitate to the more mature ones, but still the age difference is never really an issue. My husband's grandmother received her LPN in her late 50's!! and an internist who worked at my hospital received her MD in her 50's as well. Both went back to school after their last child left home. It's never, ever too late, and don't worry about age differences, trust me, they'll be forgotten about very soon. There will be other things to worry about!

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