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- Jan 10, '10 by butterfly journeyI'm 40 and am just now entering my two year BSN degree (3rd degree for me that is). I have a couple of friends that are older than me, one by at least 10 years. Since you didn't say how old you were, by the looks of all these responses unless you have one foot in the grave, it looks like you'll fit right in
- Jan 10, '10 by Kringe38I'm in a 2-year program and will be 41 when I graduate (hopefully) in 2011. There are definitely a lot of whipper-snappers in my class but also plenty close to my age and a few older. I'm not sure which of us is the oldest in our class, but it ain't me.
- Jan 10, '10 by Anne36I will be 39 when I apply to the LPN program and in my 40's when and if I bridge to the RN program.
- Jan 10, '10 by Isitpossible39 - just entered a BSN program...will graduate next year at 40! sometimes i actually do feel old, yet there are many people in my program older than me...i just wish i had did this at 25 instead of now...no sense in regretting: coulda, shoulda, woulda: whatever...i just need to do this! good luck
- Jan 10, '10 by Nurse ConnieQuote from KAR38Exactly the same here!I'm in a 2-year program and will be 41 when I graduate (hopefully) in 2011. There are definitely a lot of whipper-snappers in my class but also plenty close to my age and a few older. I'm not sure which of us is the oldest in our class, but it ain't me.
- Jan 11, '10 by BeachCathyRNI am 51 and working on my ASN through Excelsior-god will and the brain holds out I will be done by the end of this year!!! The women who convinced me to go back and get my RN got her pharmacy degree at 36, her BSN at 45, MSN at 50 and running a hospital at 65!! So we have plenty of years ahead of us!!
- Jan 20, '10 by NavyNurse92I teach clinicals--we have plenty of older students. Some do just fine, but for quite a few, it takes them longer to grasp concepts and master the manual dexterity of equipment like putting together IV tubing, etc. If this is your case, then you MUST put in the time to get these skills--the other student will progress leaving you bewildered and confused if you don't get it and clinicals will not go smoothly for you. Again, this is not every older student, but I do see a trend.
- Jan 20, '10 by Sings&ShootsI'm 42 and in my 5th semester of taking pre-reqs and of course the general education requirements to get a BSN. Since I'm working basically full time I can only take 3 classes at a time right now. I'm hoping to be able to quit my job soon so I can focus on school completely. I may still have to find something part time, but I would love to be able to concentrate on school work for more than nights, weekends and lunch hours. I'm hoping to graduate by 2013 at the latest.
There are several other people in my classes that are older, but I think I may be one of the oldest myself. Maybe I'll find out differently once I actually get started in the nursing program portion of school! Good luck to everyone!
- Jan 20, '10 by cdeterminedI am 49 years old and just graduated in December and am studying to take the NCLEX exam. I felt that same way you did when I started but believe me there are all ages in the nursing program. Do not worry younger or older you will bond with your classmates as you will need each other in order to get through. We are never to old to learn. Good luck!!!!