How many of you are in your 20's?

  1. I am 23 years old a mother of a 2 year old. I am wanting to become a RN and work in a hospital nearby. I am looking into Austin Community College for a associates degree in Nursing. Is there anyone else who is close in age thinking about nursing? I am intimidated when it comes to nursing as stupid as it sounds i know nurses are there to help but I am terrified I will hurt someone. I want to feel needed and I want to help others. I am very motherly and nurturing naturally. I want to be able to help my family and friends when they are sick and I want to help others. I can overcome my strange feeling when it comes to needles. I know I will grow out of it. I just need to hear that there are others my age who are feeling the same way :/ just some reassurance is nice.
    Last edit by JustBeachyNurse on May 31, '13
  2. Poll: How many of you are in your 20's?

    • 20-23

      50.00% 78
    • 24-26

      29.49% 46
    • 27-29

      20.51% 32
    156 Votes
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  4. by   HippyDippyLPN
    I am 25 : ) start my LPN to RN bridge pre reqs in the fall. I have a 4 year old, an 18 month old, a husband, and a full time job so it might get hairy lol. I plan to work full time while I do pre reqs but know I will likely have to quit when I enter the actual bridge program. 20's is still plenty of time to start working on your RN
  5. by   Skips
    I'm 23 years old, married, and I have a 4-year-old. It's busy being in nursing school.

    There's no reason to be scared. You will have your instructors and fellow students around to help you out. Trust me, your instructors will not want you to hurt someone, either! And gosh, everybody bonds in nursing programs. It's hard work, so it creates a teamwork atmosphere. You'll be fine. (: Good luck!
  6. by   aleong29
    I'm 23 years old and I will be starting the ABSN program this August! I'm very excited, but nervous at the same time!
  7. by   MrsStudentNurse
    I'm 24, married and in a similar position. I am a nurturer and can't imagine doing anything else. I'm a CNA and love it so know this is he right path. Needles are what I'm the most apprehensive about but so is everyone else good luck!!
  8. by   CowboyMedic
    29, just got married, and full time job.
  9. by   Stella_Blue
    I was 21 when I started my LPN program and I am 24 now and in my bridge program. As you get into it you will grow confident in yourself and your skills. I have been in the healthcare field since I was 17 and I still get nervous doing certain things. I think thats half the fun. I love the rush! It is so exciting to learn new things everyday. Im still learning and I will continue to learn the rest of my career. If your heart us truly in it and this is what you want to do you will be just fine. The whole needles thing is my favorite part though! :giggle:
  10. by   lmreed13
    Hello! I am 22 and just graduated from with my BSN. I started a 4 year BSN track right out of high school when I was 18. I worked 36-40 hours a week the whole time, but I do not have kids. It was a ton of work but I loved every minute of it (for the most part lol). So even at a young age it is definitely intimidating but so worth it you can do it!
  11. by   MegginJ
    I am 22 and after two years of prerequisites I got accepted into the nursing program! I also have a 3 yr. old little boy. You can do it! I think everyone is scared starting out! I sure am but there's nothing else I could see myself doing! Good luck!
  12. by   amberdawn85
    I'm 27, I have 3 amazing babies, 8,2 & 8 months. I did a liberal arts degree, had babies, husband did his schooling and police academy and now I'm applying to nursing school in the spring
  13. by   MommaTy
    I was 21 with 3 children under 3 when I started my pre-reqs. After 5 years of pre-reqs I finally finished but had to wait like a whole year to apply because of dates they accept applications I have 5 kids now ages 9, 8, 7, 3 1/2, and 1 1/2 and I got accepted to the ADN program. I had my orientation today I'm so excited. I also work part time as a PCT on an infant and toddler's unit in the hospital 7p-7:30a 2 nights a week. Good luck to you. If I could do anyone can. I'm 27 now, will be 29 when I graduate.
  14. by   kaydensmom01
    I was 20 when I started going to college, and now I will be 23 next month and just graduated with my ADN. I had a 1 year old when starting into the nursing program, and most of the time I felt like I got to spend a good amount of time with him. I didn't work, but most of the girls in my class did and had multiple children as well and they all passed with me.
  15. by   RHill9919
    I'm 27, married, no kids. Will be starting an ABSN summer 14.