How old were you when you made the choice to become a NP? - page 5

Hi everyone! I started school to get a BSN at age 26, I was just wondering what a "realistic" age is to go back to school if I did in fact decide to pursue becoming a NP. How old were you when... Read More

  1. by   VTach2013
    I was 23 when I started graduated when I was 25 with MSN. Do it ASAP...the longer you wait the harder it will become. Good luck!
  2. by   uronurse1
    Wish i had done it years ago but oh well...

    ADN at 20, BSN at 31, MSN/FNP at 33 (had my first baby in the middle of program at 32). Just graduated and passed my boards.
  3. by   SnowShoeRN
    Finished my Bachelors of Psych at age 22.
    Finished my LPN program at age 24.
    Finished my AAS in nursing at age 25.

    I knew I was going to go for my NP as soon as I graduated with my AAS. I figured I'd go back either quite soon (age 27 ish). As the years passed, I decided I'd go back when I was 35 or so. Life happens. I worked as a RN for 4 years before I hurt my back, was eventually let go from my job due to injury and went back to school for my NP at age 30. I'll be finished this spring - age 33.
  4. by   MC1906
    I decided on nursing as a second career. I went back after having a masters in another field. Never too late to go back. I started with as associates and now in a DNP program!

    ASN- 2007 @ 29
    BSN- 2008 @ 30
    MSN-2013 @ 35
    DNP- 2015 @ 37 (Keeping my fingers crossed)
  5. by   Dr.Naija_Queen
    Graduated BSN at 21.

    Started NP program at age 23 and just graduated May 2013 with my MSN/DNP-FNP at 26.
    Last edit by Dr.Naija_Queen on Oct 20, '13 : Reason: forgot to add some things
  6. by   Dr.Naija_Queen
    I do not know your situation (family, finances, etc) but I recommend going back as soon as possible. The only thing I regret is not going back sooner (BSN-21, MSN/DNP-FNP- 26). You can always work and get experience as you go to school. If you are able to go back to school now then do it. Time is going to go by no matter what you do.
  7. by   TammyG
    Started at 51, finishing -- who knows. 55 if everything falls right.