older student

  1. Hi, all!

    I'm a freshman nursing student in a BSN program in Michigan. I'm in my early forties, and a little nervous (but EXCITED!) about nursing school and a nursing career when most of my fellow students are quite a bit younger.

    Anybody out there in the same position, or that's been there?


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  3. by   letthejourneybegin41
    Iverb, I will be a nursing student in the fall. I am also 41
    Good luck to you
  4. by   suzy253
    Hi Lori. I started school 3 years ago at age 49 and will graduate in May at age 53. You'll do fine. Good luck.
  5. by   loricatus
    Just finished up nursing school this past May at 47 & I wasn't the oldest in my class (I think there were about 4 others older than me). The one thing I found being in school with a lot of students younger than my own child is that I now "think younger"-I don't feel and act as old as I am (except first thing in the AM when I try to hobble out of bed).
  6. by   Jessy_RN
    Welcome to the site, enjoy your stay and best wishes to you!
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  8. by   suebird3
    welcome to allnurses.com! and yes, i guess i could be considered an "older" student. was an lpn for quite a few years before getting my rn. i was 39 when i got through.

  9. by   Lori RN_09_2b
    Thanks, everybody, for your replies! It helps to know there are others of you out there that did this a bit later in life. Honestly, though, I'm glad I waited. I'm FAR more mature than I was at 18 (not that DH would necessarily agree ) and I actually LIKE being in school now. I think I'll make a better nurse than I would've all those many decades ago, too.

  10. by   KKS
    Lori - I'm 40 and in my 2nd semester. It's tough, but I try to focus on the positives! It is a very rewarding feeling knowing that I am doing something for me!! I will graduate from college as my oldest son graduates from high school! You will be great. With age... comes wisdom!:wink2:
  11. by   Shadrach
    Hi, I am also 44 and will be entering the nursing program in Jan. I am excited and nervous. I have met several older students in my program and they seem to do very well. Good luck in your endeavor.