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This is a discussion on Too old to become a NP? in Nurse Practitioners (NP), part of Advanced Practice Nursing ... I am 57 y/o and a ADN RN. I am about to finish my bsn, am I too old to become an APRN? I have...by viragoablaze Aug 14, '12I am 57 y/o and a ADN RN. I am about to finish my bsn, am I too old to become an APRN? I have raised my family and now I would like to realize this dream I have had for such a long time. But will schools turn me down because of my age. I know they can't legally do that but informally how do they feel about someone my age. This a repeat attempt at this topic as I was not logged in when I started this topic earlierLast edit by Joe V on Aug 14, '12
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- Aug 14, '12 by traumaRUsI think you'll do fine.
- Aug 14, '12 by PsychcnsOf course not!! Age is irrelevant... I would say "keep going". Download applications and curriculums, get your references in order, one step at a time. but start now. I have a doc at my outpt behavioral health site who is 80 and doing fine. Evidently he has retired twice and they talked him into coming back each time..
- Aug 14, '12 by DixiecupAS long as you are breathing you are not too old! I was 53 when I got my FNP and I'm going strong.
- Aug 22, '12 by RNGO4IT53, just completed FNP program, soon to be 54...I would say go for it!