Age a factor in nursing?

  1. 1 Hello! I'm currently winding down for lpn degree, I will be done in 3 months, and as I get closer I just worry about my age. I'm only 19 years so old, so I'm curious, do employers judge aplicants on their age?
  2. Visit  bekayel11 profile page

    About bekayel11

    Joined Sep '12; Posts: 2; Likes: 1.

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  3. Visit  tewdles profile page
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    I certainly do sometimes. Life experience can have a huge impact upon a person's ability to succeed in some jobs. Hospice, for instance, is generally not a good place for a young and inexperienced clinician to start.

    Is it age discrimination? I don't think so, I am just trying to match people with jobs that afford the greatest opportunity for success.
  4. Visit  KbmRN profile page
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    I broke into nursing at 20 y/o & it all depends on your knowledge, the way you carry yourself & of course a passion to take care of others. I am highly respected at all of my jobs. Don't let the old nurses deter you. The old statement, "Nurses eat their young". 100% TRUE.
  5. Visit  nursel56 profile page
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    I started my first nursing job at 19 also and I agree, the way you carry yourself and your professional demeanor really made the difference for me. I never felt devalued due to my age.
    KbmRN likes this.


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