I am finishing up pre-reqs and applying to an RN program for the fall - I wonder how many of you are out there that are non traditional nursing students - I have a feeling I may be the oldest nursing student on this site.
Hi! I am taking my first prereq right now and am 42 years old. I was pleasantly surprised that there were 3 other women in my class who were there to pursue nursing and were my age and older. I will be 44 when I go into the nursing program, as I am only planning on one prereq per semester.
I'm an "older" nursing student, I suppose... I will graduate in 2012 (if all goes to plan!) and I will be 34 then. I have three children, and they are just now old enough where time permits me to go back to work and not have to pay my entire salary to their daycare. LOL!!
Don't commend me yet! I have been slowly working my way thru my prereqs and it has been a huge adjustment for our family, but I got all of them finished up. I start my RN program at Queens University here in Charlotte this coming Wednesday! Hoping nursing school won't completely destroy my family.
I'm 40, and my class has about 50 students. I'm in my second year of three, in a BS nursing program, not even close to the oldest student and the majority of my class is closer to my age than to a "traditional college student."
I'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
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.