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- May 5, '09 by nimchimpskiiDoes anyone know where to find statistics on the average ages of men vs women entering nursing.
I'm 36 btw.
- May 6, '09 by Ksather222There are six in my class at UND. I am the oldest at 40 this year, most are in their early 20's. This is my four degree and I started when I was 32 working and school at the same time.
- May 7, '09 by WulfieI have 3 semesters left for my BSN and I am 46. The next closest to me is a lady that is 34. They call me pops in class and I am like a surrogate father to probably 7 of the 35 ladies in my class. Life is good!
- May 7, '09 by Bill_Daria_0740 and proud...lol
btw...42 upon graduation
- May 8, '09 by NewBeginning37 here and just applied in Arizona. Will be 38 or 39 before the waitlist gets to my number! This will be a second career after many years of accounting! Can't wait for the change!
- May 9, '09 by itsbuzzyQuote from Nim ChimpskiiDoes anyone know where to find statistics on the average ages of men vs women entering nursing.
I'm 36 btw.
I don't know if this site will suffice, but you can give it a try.
- May 11, '09 by jjnRNI will be 40 in Nov and finish prereqs in Dec. not many programs to choose from here so I will probably do ASN then RN-BSN so I will be 43-44 by then. Then have to decide CRNA or NP but leaning toward CRNA.
- May 11, '09 by navymanrnI was 20 when I started and 22 when I finished. We had seven guys in a class of about 39. The age ranges for the guys were 20-40. There was only one guy who was 40 and the rest of the guys were not over 24.
- May 11, '09 by AZ_RN2BQuote from StearnsyI just turned 56 last month. I am pretty much finished with my pre-reqs and co-reqs, (3.69 GPA so far) passed the NET with scores of 97 math and 94 reading comp, and am on the waiting list to be placed in nursing school. Started taking pre-nursing in fall 2007 semester (started at age 54). I already have a B.S. degree in another area, so my plan is to enroll in an RN-to-MSN "bridge program" to get my master's degree in nursing after I become an RN. I am a "second career-er" myself. There were not very many men in any of my pre-nursing classes, and of the few there were, not all were nursing students - many were EMT, ambulance, rescue program trainees. Example: my microbiology class which is just finishing up (final exam tomorrow) started out with about 50 people - maybe five were guys, including me. Down to about thirty people now with one of the guys missing but most of the original men still there. Most of the small minority of guys in my A&P labs and micro lab were actually not majoring in nursing to my knowledge.Of the 23 other students comprising the group that I entered nursing school with, three of them are men. The class that is graduating at the end of next week I believe has 1 male student, and as far as I know the class immediately behind mine has 1 as well. This is about 60 students (some classes have had students drop), with 6 of them being males; that's only 1 in 10.
So we know that male nurses are few and far between, but how old are we?
The 1 student in the class graduating next week is 28.
The 1 student in the class that entered the semester after mine is at least 30 (a second career-er I believe).
Of the 4 in my class, 2 are about 45, 1 is 40, and then there is me...21.
How old are you guys? How old when you started school?
Just curious. :spin:
- May 11, '09 by lab211I graduated yesterday, May 10,2009. I am only a few years your junior, male.
This is my second health professional degree,2 B.S. in the health care field now.
My other profession has helped sustained me for over 20 years. In today's nursing market, it does not look good for me right now. Even though I work as a health technician at a hospital, I don't have a new graduate nurse job because of their "freeze" ( the same for some 8 hospitals in this area). I know it is discouraging, keep on working hard for you have only a year left!! I at times wanted to give up, I persevered, graduated with honors....my faith keeps me going.