Nursing @ 32?

  1. Hi everyone. I am Firstina, 32 years of age and a Biochemist. I seriously have the urge to go to nursing school but I am thinking its too late. Pls friends what do you think? Can I start a nursing carrier at 32 years of age. Pls I need all the advice I can get. Thanks everyone as I anticipate your comments.
    Last edit by Brian S. on Oct 5
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  2. 48 Comments

  3. by   PixieRN1
    Absolutely. Think of it this way: if you retire at 65, you would have had approximately 30 years of working as a nurse! That’s even with getting your BSN RN straight out of the gate. If you go for your diploma and RN instead, tack on another year or so to that.

    That’s a very long career in Nursing. If you want it, jump!
  4. by   ItsThatJenGirl
    The time is going to pass regardless, may as well spend it working toward something you want.

    I'm 38 and I start nursing school in January.
  5. by   Firstina
    Thanks I really appreciate. I will be picking the form by January, 2018
  6. by   Firstina
    What? Thats awesome. Thanks for encouragement
  7. by   Sour Lemon
    Quote from Firstina
    Hi everyone. I am Firstina, 32 years of age and a Biochemist. I seriously have the urge to go to nursing school but I am thinking its too late. Pls friends what do you think? Can I start a nursing carrier at 32 years of age. Pls I need all the advice I can get. Thanks everyone as I anticipate your comments.
    I started (slowly) when I was about 32. I finished at age 36. It was totally worth it.
  8. by   soutthpaw
    late 40's, i'll finish BSN next summer...
  9. by   CelticGoddess
    I graduated from nursing school when I was 41. You're young yet. If you want to, go for it
  10. by   Firstina
    Thankd
  11. by   amoLucia
    Better than 33!!!! Look at it that way!
  12. by   Jeanie the RN
    Totally. I just got my degree and am 32. Mind you, it did take quite a while and lots of hard work to get here. There were a hand full of my classmates that were in their 40's. You can do anything if you set your mind to it. Age is only a number.
  13. by   Firstina
    Thanks everyone. Iam happy for all the advice I got now. I am going for it
  14. by   Nightmaren
    In addition, nursing is a tremendously flexible job. In getting older, it might get difficult to, say, work in a neuro floor due to the amount of physical activity involved in turning/moving patients. Then you can pick up another specialty to explore! Numerous L&D nurses I knew were doing it for a change of pace in their careers as they grew older or had changes occurring within their family. If floor nursing isn't for you? You can pick up a job at a clinic! As a nurse, your job will grow alongside you. =)

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