youngest SRNA

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    how old was the youngest SRNA/RRNA youve seen? just curious cus a friend of mine will be applying when hes about 23. ill be applying when im about 25. both of us will have a atleast 2yrs in a busy cvicu. i notice many applicants on here are 30-40yo. does our age put us at a disadvantage?
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    I am 29. I have only been out of nursing school for about 18 months, and taught high school for three years before that.

    Everyone that I personally know is my age or older. I am sure however that there are younger SRNAs out there.
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    Quote from blee1
    how old was the youngest SRNA/RRNA youve seen? just curious cus a friend of mine will be applying when hes about 23. ill be applying when im about 25. both of us will have a atleast 2yrs in a busy cvicu. i notice many applicants on here are 30-40yo. does our age put us at a disadvantage?
    I applied when I was 23 and began the program at 24.
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    I applied when I was 23 and began the program at 24.
    were you worried about your age, did you seem like you were at a disadvantage? thanks for the quick replys..
    Last edit by blee1 on Feb 5, '06
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    there is a 23 and a 25 year old in my class. but probably 90% of the class is 26 or above. Don't worry about the age though. I applied when I was 24, and was accepted. I had the experience and all that jazz so it didn't matter.
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    I'm 24, had 2 years MICU, just started Duke's program. As long as you have the requisite amount of ICU experience, youth may even be an advantage. My reasoning is that with a larger portion of CRNA population in 40s and 50s, and baby boomers just starting to reach the age where they will make up a significant portion of pts., and relative lack of supply of CRNAs compared with demand, it is in the interest of the profession to inject its ranks with younger practitioners. Younger age translates to more years in the profession. Just conjecture, anyone agree/disagree?
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    I applied to school right after I turned 23 and started when I was 24. I am not the youngest person in my class though. There are 4 other 24 year olds in my class, although all of us are only a few months apart!
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    Anyone care to speculate why the average age of new SRNAs is so high?an extra year in undergrad and 1-2 years in ICU shouldn't kick the average age of first year SRNAs into the 30s!
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    hey guys- I am 24 and applied when I was 23. my friend in the program applied when he was 22 and started when he was 23. we are both the youngest, with the average age in the 30s. I believe the age of most crnas is in the 30s mainly because of mature nature of ICU/ER nursing and the maturity it takes to start crna school. most of my friends who are my age still haven't graduated from college. also, most RNs are female and a lot end up having children and decided to attend crna school after a couple of years of taking care of their kids. just my thoughts.
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    i applied at age 25 - was accepted and started just prior to turning 28...

    i will admit - that i am sure that there are a multitude of "younger than thats" that can handle it...but i am thankful i worked as long as i did prior to school - it can only make you better...experience never hurts
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