How old were you when you started CRNA school? - page 2

Questions is in the title, I'm just wondering what the average age range for students starting there programs are... Read More

  1. Visit  goodgrief profile page
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    started when I was 30, now 32 and graduate in 2 months
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  3. Visit  pchs052010 profile page
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    congratulations good grief. I am hoping that I will be in the same shoes as you are in the next few years
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  4. Visit  njinga413 profile page
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    I started at 24 and 26 when i graduate....eek
  5. Visit  goodgrief profile page
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    wish I finished CRNA school at 26 y/o......seems so young! that would give me a 6 year head start from where I'm at now, be grateful! 25-26 seems like the absolute youngest anyone could possibly finish CRNA school....and that's if they only have 1-2 years ICU experience and did a 4 year BSN right after finishing high school and only took 4 years to complete it.
  6. Visit  SRNAColumbia2015 profile page
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    I'm 26 now, 27 in April and Starting at Columbia University in June
  7. Visit  PatMac10,RN profile page
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    Quote from goodgrief
    wish I finished CRNA school at 26 y/o......seems so young! that would give me a 6 year head start from where I'm at now, be grateful! 25-26 seems like the absolute youngest anyone could possibly finish CRNA school....and that's if they only have 1-2 years ICU experience and did a 4 year BSN right after finishing high school and only took 4 years to complete it.
    With the resources that High School students now, they are getting ahead faster. I took a semester worth of college my last year of high school in 2010. I'm graduating from nursing school in May of 2013 and will be 20. I completed all of nursing prereqs before I started nursing school. I actually plan to be an FNP in the future, but if I wanted to do CRNA, I could apply by age 22 years old and have 2 years of ICU experience (granted I got a job in the ICU as a new grad, which they typically do, although not many). This would put me at 24 when I graduated (If I graduated during the summer). According to how long the licensing process takes I could be 25 by the time I would go into practice.

    The youngest NP in the US was 18 when she became licensed as a NP. Of course, she is a major minority, most people will not be that young, but it can happen.

    I do want to get good experience, so I'm not in a big rush.
    Last edit by PatMac10,RN on Dec 17, '12
  8. Visit  iceman1613 profile page
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    Started CRNA school at 27. Will be 30 when I graduate.
  9. Visit  limaRN profile page
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    Will start CRNA school in several months. 25 at starting date, 28 at graduation.
  10. Visit  SRNAColumbia2015 profile page
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    I will start CRNA school this summer at 27.
    I'll have a little less than 3 years ICU experience.
  11. Visit  student005 profile page
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    Starting at 27 and will be 30 when I graduate.
  12. Visit  marco346 profile page
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    starting at 30 this may and will be 32 by graduation God Willing
  13. Visit  bsn2crna2828 profile page
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    I will be 28 when I start and 30 when I graduate! I have been an ICU RN for 5 years.
  14. Visit  OscarRN profile page
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    I'm starting in the Fall 2013. I'll be 30.5 years old. I'll be done right before my 33rd birthday. With any luck I'll be practicing soon after turning 33! I commend those who decide what they want when they are young and go after it, but I also admire those who are brave enough to go at this as a second career later in life.


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