How old were you when starting prereqs and did it discourage you? - page 6

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I just turned 22 and a lot of people I went to high school with are graduating with a bachelor's degree this spring. So I am feeling a little discouraged and sad. I started community college right out of high school. I was a... Read More


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    I was 42 when I started my pre-reqs. Will be 43 in 2 more months. You're never too old to go to school. Hang in there (You're a "baby" by my standards...LOL)
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    I started my prereqs when I was 18 fresh out of high school and there were times when I thought to myself there are too many classes to take for a BSN BUT, nursing is my passion and Ive never gotten discouraged, I went Fall, Spring, Summer I and Summer II and never took a break and got done quick and graduated with two associate degrees and taking all of those classes has helped me in my LPN program big time
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    I have my BA and I went back to school full time at 24 for nursing. Now with an infant in tow, I'm still going strong although I had all A's in science prereqs up until the baby and now a B in Micro. Oh well, I'm still kicking butt. Good luck! Don't get discouraged, that's too easy. If this is your passion, look at it like a ride or die situation. That helps me.
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    That's totally fine!! I turned 22 in September and iv been on the waitlist for the nursing program for almost 2 years!! I'm finally getting in next year! ALOT of my high school friends have graduated but iv learned to stop comparing myself to others and to just keep moving at my own pace. All that matters is that ill get to where I'm going soon.
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    I was 20 when I applied to get on the wait list for an ADN program and then applied to some BSN programs a semester later. I didn't get into any BSN programs so I decided to wait on the wait list and pursue a bachelor's degree in a different field in the meantime. Due to my irresponsibility, my application was withdrawn since I failed to take the TEAS V by the specified date (I had taken the TEAS 4.0). I took the TEAS V, reapplied to the ADN program and reapplied to a BSN program. I was initially denied to the BSN program again but got a call saying that a spot opened up. I'll be 26 going on 27 when I graduate and I just finished my first semester. I work as an ER tech and my coworkers always say that's still a young age. Don't give up and keep working hard!
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    I just got my BA in psychology 2 weeks ago and am doing my pre reqs next semester. I just turned 22 but my GPA was only a 3.1 so not competitive enough for BSN in my area. Hopefully by the time I graduate ill be 24-25
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    Honey, I WISH I was graduating with an ADN @ 26. Instead I started an LVN program in my 40s. I do wish I had started earlier, but I didn't let that stop me! Go for it!!!! Age ain't nothin but a number......I still feel 16!
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    I was 36 when I started pre-reqs and now I'm 37 and starting ADN in a few weeks. I wasn't discouraged because there're so many other older students. If anything I was encouraged because I see this as a great career for me.

    Just keep your goals in mind and don't let other things distract you. Once you start working, nobody would really notice or care that you had a late start.

    Good luck to you!
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    I was 33 when I started prereqs am 34 now, and starting nursing school in January.
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    Congratulations! You're a very inspiring person. I'm 34 barely starting pre-reqs and will be 38 or 39 if I pass all my classes the first time, when I graduate from my ADN program. You're Awesome!! This reply was supposed to go to Stcroix.


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