How old were you when you started CRNA school? - pg.4 | allnurses

How old were you when you started CRNA school? - page 4

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
    age doesn't always mean that you're an experienced provider. I know many MD's/CRNA's that went to school MUCH later in life. you asked people not to just tell you, "go for it" so I gave my honest opinion. plus, just like in my post, I said that a 77 year old works on my OB floor and he does fine, just as I'm sure you will do fine as well. any school will accept you and gladly take your money. whether or not you can get a job as a 63 y/o CRNA is a very different story, try to think of it from the point of view of the owners of anesthesia groups you'd be interviewing with, if they had 2-3 options of new grads (and they will b/c the CRNA market is becoming oversaturated), one or two that are 35ish and one that's 63, who do you think they'd go with? likely the one that will cost them less money providing life insurance, health insurance, etc. Although at that point a 63 year old would soon qualify for medicare so may actually not need health insurance provided. One can also find a job that's 1099, straight cash, without benefits. best of luck applying to school and most importantly getting through school, it will HONESTLY be one of the most challenging things you take on in your life in a very real sense.....and I know by experience!
  2. Visit  PeaceKeepr profile page
    I'll be 32 this August when I start.

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