Are we all old??? - page 7

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   Meriwhen
    I'm 34 with one son (2.5). I just got accepted and will start an ADN program in the fall. I'm more worried about finding childcare that will suit those wacky hours than I am about the program itself
  2. by   rnmomtobe2010
    I am 25 and a SAHM. I have 2 kids 5 and 16 months. I am so excited about getting back into school. My husband is going into truckdriving next month and I am going to go bald when that happens. How I am going to do it alone is beyond me.
  3. by   coolpeach
    I am 37, and just about finished with my pre reqs. I plan on applying to a nursing program in Fall. I am divorced, and have three boys the youngest of which just turned 12. It has been hard at times. The biggest problem is making time for myself to study. The kids seem to think if I am here then I am 100% here, and I have had to make it clear that when its study time unless there is a fire I am studying. On the upside it has been good for them to see me in school. They are all college bound, and I think I have been a good example for them. I take my youngest to the college some times, and we feed the ducks, look at the labs, and he knows he way around. He loves it there, and can't wait to get in those science labs. When my oldest is ready to head off I can help him navigate registration, financial aid, and I think it will make the process easier.
  4. by   divineeyeam
    I am 23 yrs of age and have just obtained my Associates degree. Although I DO feel that I am behind [most I know have graduated with their Bachelors] I am still thankful to be able/wanting to obtain my BSN and Masters as well. I need to hurry up and decide what school I want to attend TWU, UTA, Baylor, UT Tyler are my choices. *sigh* I plan to finish my pre reqs and then apply to Nursing school in Spring 08.
  5. by   Lamie
    I'm 37 and was going to start LPN school this fall - then I found out I was pregnant (NOT planned at all!) So mother nature must think I"m at least not too old to have a baby, haha. I'm going to postpone LPN school for one year now since my husband will be deployed and I don't think I can do full-time LPN school with a newborn and a 7-year old. What I will do in the meantime is take individual classes that I need for my RN/BSN later on. Knowing that I made it into an LPN program makes me feel good, though. I was never the oldest in any of my pre-req classes, and many of my younger fellow-students thought I was their age (mid-twenties). That was a nice little ego boost. :spin:
  6. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from Lamie
    I'm 37 and was going to start LPN school this fall - then I found out I was pregnant (NOT planned at all!) So mother nature must think I"m at least not too old to have a baby, haha. I'm going to postpone LPN school for one year now since my husband will be deployed and I don't think I can do full-time LPN school with a newborn and a 7-year old. What I will do in the meantime is take individual classes that I need for my RN/BSN later on. Knowing that I made it into an LPN program makes me feel good, though. I was never the oldest in any of my pre-req classes, and many of my younger fellow-students thought I was their age (mid-twenties). That was a nice little ego boost. :spin:
    I got pregnant at 37 with my youngest. He keeps me young, he is 9 and full of energy. Good luck you can always pick up school later.
  7. by   gt4everpn
    i'm 18 a pn, and i'm in skool for my rn bachelors, just started!!!! woot!!!!!!!!!!!!
  8. by   violingirl
    I'm 17. Finished with my prereqs and coreqs and starting nursing school (2 year diploma program) this fall. So I guess I'll be a 19 year old RN. =P
  9. by   julesradio
    Well I'm 28 starting from scratch. Married with an almost 5 year old. I have been in Radio for 10 years. When I say starting from scratch, I'm not kidding...MAth 100B, Psy101 and Eng 101 this semester and I'm already stressing the NLN exam.

    I still say it's never too late to jump back in ~ I hope
  10. by   CT Pixie
    Started school in March 07 and turned 38 the next month. I am currently a telecommuting employee (work from home on the PC) for an insurance company. Married, 2 children.

    I am finally finishing what I started after high school going to nursing school AND finishing!! I graduate next June with my LPN, from there I bridge to RN..finish in about a year and when the time is right, I hope to be working NICU.

    If it makes you feel any better, the average age in my class seems to be early 30's.
  11. by   NurseJeanB
    OP you are young compared to me. I will be the big 40 in November. I start nursing school in September and won't be finished until I am 42-43. Bleh!!! I went back to school when my son was 10 and I decided to not over do the classload. I work full time and only take night classes. It took forever, but now I am done with prereqs and am looking forward to starting nursing school. I get to "retire" from my job of 21 years in August. Now that makes me feel old.
  12. by   amzyRN
    Nope, we aren't old, some are just more experienced in life. I am 32, just finished my B.A. after a leave of absence of about 9 years. I had some serious issues, like an eating disorder and then a problem with with drugs and alcohol, then I studied art for a while and never became a famous artist, so decided to go back and finish my B.A. Now I'm starting an accelerated BSN program, but definitely want to go back a few years after working to get a masters and NP license. I think I was very immature in my 20s so now I'm caught up and ready to do something really meaningful.
    j
  13. by   np_wannabe
    Quote from jzzy88
    Nope, we aren't old, some are just more experienced in life. I am 32, just finished my B.A. after a leave of absence of about 9 years. I had some serious issues, like an eating disorder and then a problem with with drugs and alcohol, then I studied art for a while and never became a famous artist, so decided to go back and finish my B.A. Now I'm starting an accelerated BSN program, but definitely want to go back a few years after working to get a masters and NP license. I think I was very immature in my 20s so now I'm caught up and ready to do something really meaningful.
    j
    jssy88~

    You should be very proud of yourself--you've come a long way. :icon_hug:

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