Older Nursing students

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    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.
    bsmith43, cashew1, ronami49, and 1 other like this.
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    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.
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    Hi Marie!
    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!!
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    Thanks for the quick reply - I commend you, it is difficult to go to school and care for three children. Mine are all grown and on their own.
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    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.
    RHC81, MissMcCoy, and mwardrey like this.
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    So how old is "old"? you think you are the oldest on the site but don't say...I'm 52..just graduated last Thursday. Top of my class besides!
    onesmartgirl, KimberlyRN89, RHIA, RN, and 29 others like this.
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    I am 47 and thought I would be the oldest in my class but there were students older than me, one 55, one 65 just for an example but many others. Quite a few in their 40's.
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    Quote from New in NY
    So how old is "old"? you think you are the oldest on the site but don't say...I'm 52..just graduated last Thursday. Top of my class besides!
    Woo hoo! Congrats!
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    I am 65 - once I enter the program I should have my RN in a year and a half if all goes well
    BSamburu, onesmartgirl, Kashia, and 22 others like this.
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    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."


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