Are we all old??? - page 12

Hi Everybody. I'm new to this board, but it seems that there are a lot of older/returning students here. Just out of curiousity, how old are you and where are you in life??? I'm 33 and a... Read More

  1. by   allie83
    I started my pre-req's last fall when I was 29. I am married and have two young sons, ages 2 and 4. I thought I was going to feel like a "fish out of water" going back to school at 29. I had gotten a previous college degree back when I was 21, so my view of "college" was a bunch of "kids" going to school - not "moms" who were almost out of their twenties! lol! Anyway, thankfully, I found out on the first day of class that I was certainly NOT alone! Most of the people I know at my nursing school ARE "non-traditional" students who have all types of situations, kids, etc. I actually have friends at my nursing school who range in age from 21 to mid-fifties. To tell you the truth, we all just feel like we're the "same age" as each other - just all in the same boat trying to balance our adult lives with our school lives, you know? I definitely do NOT think anyone is ever too old to go back to school. In fact, I enjoy school MORE now, and my grades are better than they were when I was younger in college. There's just no such thing as "too old" unless you WANT it to be.
    Allie
  2. by   aviator411
    I'm sure glad to hear that I'm not too old. I'm starting nursing school in September at age 63. I need to have something to do when I get "old."

    Quote from allie83
    I started my pre-req's last fall when I was 29. I am married and have two young sons, ages 2 and 4. I thought I was going to feel like a "fish out of water" going back to school at 29. I had gotten a previous college degree back when I was 21, so my view of "college" was a bunch of "kids" going to school - not "moms" who were almost out of their twenties! lol! Anyway, thankfully, I found out on the first day of class that I was certainly NOT alone! Most of the people I know at my nursing school ARE "non-traditional" students who have all types of situations, kids, etc. I actually have friends at my nursing school who range in age from 21 to mid-fifties. To tell you the truth, we all just feel like we're the "same age" as each other - just all in the same boat trying to balance our adult lives with our school lives, you know? I definitely do NOT think anyone is ever too old to go back to school. In fact, I enjoy school MORE now, and my grades are better than they were when I was younger in college. There's just no such thing as "too old" unless you WANT it to be.
    Allie
  3. by   Gravysgal
    Quote from aviator411
    i'm sure glad to hear that i'm not too old. i'm starting nursing school in september at age 63. i need to have something to do when i get "old."
    that is awesome!!
  4. by   MzMiNiDiva8
    I'm 21.. working towards my ADN... hopefully will be finished by the end of 08/beginning of 09
  5. by   danissa
    Quote from MzMiNiDiva8
    I'm 21.. working towards my ADN... hopefully will be finished by the end of 08/beginning of 09
    You are just a BABY!! Lots of luck to you in your career babe!!:spin:
  6. by   Cherish
    Quote from aviator411
    I'm sure glad to hear that I'm not too old. I'm starting nursing school in September at age 63. I need to have something to do when I get "old."
    I hear ya. My mom is going back to finish her bachelors (Health Systems Administration) and she's 56 well everyone in her class is over 35 so she feels very comfortable in her environment. My school actually has a lot of young people like straight from high school but the majority is over 21 (I'm 24). There is only one older guy in our class I think he's in his 40's.
  7. by   MzMiNiDiva8
    Quote from danissa
    You are just a BABY!! Lots of luck to you in your career babe!!:spin:

    Thank you SOO much for your wishes... i need them!
    Last edit by MzMiNiDiva8 on Jul 30, '07
  8. by   Hoping4RNin2010
    I am 2 weeks away from 37 years old. I am married with 3 children. (8, 3 and 8 months). I have been thinking about nursing for a very long time. I used to live on Long Island, NY where the cost of living is very high and I could not afford to quite my job and go to school. I did not have anyone to watch my kids and so I worked opposite schedule as my hubby and so working AND school was out of the question.
    I have since moved upstate ny and have decided it is time to do something for ME for once. I know it will be a long hard road but that actually makes me excited!
    I can not wait to start!

    Kim
  9. by   FutureRN1908
    I'm 27, married with one child 13 months old. Trying to change from boring dead end banking jobs to a nursing career. I've been a homeowner for 1 year and I just want to be able to feel rewarded in my career choice and contribute a little more financially to my household.
  10. by   Multicollinearity
    Ok, I haven't read the entire thread. All I can say is...OLD IS THE NEW YOUNG.
  11. by   TiaKay
    Hi All! I'm in my mid 40's, married w/ 3 kids in elementary school. I see my age not as a detriment, but as a huge asset. I've got a lifetime of experience and confidence that I would never have had if I'd done this in my 20s. This will be my third degree, I hope to combine the 3 into a really excellent vocation!!

    Tia
  12. by   JustinTJ
    I'm not old, but at 29 I don't consider myself young either. I'll be 32 when I'm done. Hopefully.
  13. by   xera678
    I'll be 37 this Jan. 2008. I have 2 kids, a 4 year old and a 12 year old. I'm taking one class at a time bc dh and I work full-time. I have 3 more pre-reqs to retake bc the gpa acceptance seems to be 3.7-4.0 and I want a higher GPA. I have a 3.76 but want to be more competitive. Also, some of the pre-reqs from a previous degree expired so I had to retake one course again. It's been a snails pace but as I'm getting closer to finish, I get more excited. I hope to start nursing school when I'm 39. I know it will be worth it in the end. I think it's not about age so much or feeling old -- I see it as a chance to "exercise" my brain. I wish I did it sooner but sometimes things fall into place at different times.

    Riam

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