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

by Nolander

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


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    what do you mean he knows theories more?
    I'm guessing that means book smarts. Knows the answers to questions about receptor activation, etc.

    I'm 27 as a first year. Most of us are probably in the 26-30 range, though there are more than a few 30+ and 40+, and a handful of 50+. And of course the 1 token 24 year old.
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    I was 24. Most in my class range from 24-47 with a even bell curve distribution.
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    I got accepted this year at 27, will start when 28, finish at 30. Works out well for the wife as she wants kids by 30. I told her in the mathematical world, anything between 30 and 31 is still 30 lol.
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    started when I was 30, now 32 and graduate in 2 months
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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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    I started at 24 and 26 when i graduate....eek
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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.
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    I'm 26 now, 27 in April and Starting at Columbia University in June
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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
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    Started CRNA school at 27. Will be 30 when I graduate.


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