Non-traditional Nursing Hopefuls

  1. How many of us are out there?

    I am 34, married with a 10 month old. I already have a bachelor degree and a master of public health. Hoping to be accepted into a nursing program this fall. Waiting for letters is soooo hard!
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  2. 78 Comments

  3. by   Momster82
    32 years old with two small kids here working on my prereqs right now
  4. by   LoriBSN2b
    Older than dirt (50) in 2nd semester of NS. Our numbers are many.
  5. by   CowboyMedic
    30 year old male married with no children. Currently in last semester of prerequisites for my ADN. This is my second attempt at college with my first being right out of high school and lasted two and a half years.
  6. by   Sammy Jankis
    I'm 26. Married with 2 daughters, 1 and 6. Start the nursing program at my school this Fall
  7. by   angela82
    Hi 3-girls and BS in Psychology and a MA in Human Services, waiting to start my pre-reqs
  8. by   summerzippsalong
    You can dooooooo it!!!!! 41yr. 2 kids. and 8 weeks till graduation!
  9. by   Charlie Don't Surf
    36, Married 12 years with a 9 year old and a 2 year old. Accepted last week to my school of choice after 3 semesters of crazy-paced pre-nursing classes. Already turned in resignation papers for the fall. Here we go!
  10. by   ambitiousBSN
    I'm 30 and married, no kids. :-) I'm in my second semester of nursing school, so you're not alone!
  11. by   LifeIsGood76
    Hi! I'm 37, married with 4 children (ages 15, 10, 7, and 5). I finished my pre-reqs last semester and will be applying to the RN program in 2 weeks !!! We have a pretty long waiting list at my college, so I might not be starting for a year. I'm taking a CNA class right now.
  12. by   HopeThruFaith
    I'm a 37 year old single mother of a 16 year old. I am currently working as a Certified Medical Assistant with hope of getting accepted into a program that starts Spring of 2015.


    Future RN
  13. by   iPink
    Nursing is my 2nd career. I became a nurse at age 30. I'm now 32, but I don't look a day over 22 according to my patients. Good luck in your journey.
  14. by   elijahvegas
    im in my early 20s in nursing school, and a large majority of my class have demographics of mid 30s to late 40s, 2nd career, and with kids in college. i dont find it odd at all and i dont think your numbers are that small at all. you may be disillusioned because you always hear younger hopefuls talking about their plans to apply for nursing school only to find out that theyre not really mature enough (or academically capable, or whatever the case may be) to actually make it in and/or tough it out. im starting to think if anything us young'ns are the minority haha. chin up and good luck to you all!

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