Ages of male nursing students?

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    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:

    Stearnsy
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    Im the only one and im 23. Its a mixed blessing. On one hand you have these ridiculously good looking girls and amazing odds but dont even dare touching it.

    The other guys in our program at different levels are all in their early 20's. We had one guy who was 42 but he lasted 3 weeks.
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    i'm 30, and i start school this june, but i'll be 31 by then.
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    22!! just took my pn nclex on tuesday. aggh i hope i pass
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    I'm 26...27 in June and I start nursing school this Fall (2009)
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    I was 50 when I started and will be 53 when I graduate next year. This is my second or third career (depending on the criteria for "career") and I'm enjoying it a lot.

    I'm in a class that started with 60 students, six of whom were men. There were two guys in their late 20s, two in their 30s, and two of us within five years of 50.

    Age-wise, my class is a bit unusual, with probably twelve students in the 35+ age bracket and six of us over 40. I recently helped with orientation for the latest incoming class, and it's a much younger group. Out of 64 students, I'd estimate 55 of them to be under 25 years old. There was only one person--a woman--who was likely 40+.

    'Hope this is helpful for you.
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    Quote from Stearnsy
    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:

    Stearnsy
    I'm 21, took a break when I turned 18 and started college at 19 and a half. Entered my LVN program right as I turned 21 June 2008.
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    27 now, changing careers. Taking prereqs and planning on applying this year for the 2010 start date.
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    I'm 27 and starting an accelerated BSN in May.
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    I was 30 when I started......I'm 50 now.
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