Average age of people in nursing school?

  1. I was just wondering what the average age is of people going to nurisng shcool. Just curious because I meet a lot of people who wanted to be a nurse later in life, vs right out of high shcool? I'm 27 by the way!
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  3. by   danh3190
    Don't know the actual age distribution of my classmates in my RN diploma program but I'd guess most mid 20s to mid 30s. I think we have only a couple right out of high school (out of about 75). We also have a bunch in their 40s and some in their 50s.
  4. by   JPine
    Quote from Imissthefall
    I was just wondering what the average age is of people going to nurisng shcool. Just curious because I meet a lot of people who wanted to be a nurse later in life, vs right out of high shcool? I'm 27 by the way!
    I know the average age of a new nurse is 31.5 years old, so I guess the average student age would be around 27 or 28, but that's my guess for all the programs. I do know the average new BSN grad is a lot younger and the new ADN is much older. In my ADN program there were about 60 of us and maybe 10 people were under the age of 25 no joke. There were a handful of Grandparents too! I'm gonna guess the average student age in my program was somewhere around 35.
  5. by   srepa
    I am 29, and looking to become a CNA.
  6. by   miss_anneRN
    10 yrs ago at UMA the statistical average age was 32.
  7. by   mistydave
    starting in april- I am 32
  8. by   Imissthefall
    Thanks everyone for all the respones! It seems like nursing is a career many start later..that is wonderful!!!!

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