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    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?

    Thanks!

    Lori
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    Iverb, I will be a nursing student in the fall. I am also 41
    Good luck to you
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    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.
    Kitty Gatita, RN likes this.
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    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).
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    Welcome to the site, enjoy your stay and best wishes to you!
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    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.

    suebird
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    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.

    Lori
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    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:
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    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.


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