I'm a medical corpsman in the US Coast Guard, and by the time I retire I would have served 30 years in the Coast Guard, but I will be 48 years old, and I have already completed my bachelors degree in Health science, and currently working on my masters degree which will be finished before I retire. The question I have is I'm too old to apply to nursing school?. I was thinking about trying to work for the health department, but really want to be a nurse. I have alredy completed some of the pre-reqs for nursing. One other item that I'm concerned with is that I'm an African American male, and I dont see hardly any African american male nurses in the field. I know regardless of color male nurses are the minority.