How old were you when you started CRNA school?

  1. 0 Questions is in the title, I'm just wondering what the average age range for students starting there programs are
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    Questions is in the title, I'm just wondering what the average age range for students starting there programs are
    I started at age 29. Most in my class are around 24-27. We have five or so people in their 30's and probably about 3 in their 40's.
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    I was 27 when I began, 30 when I graduated....my class ranged from 24-mid 40s with most students beginning in the 27-29 age range
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    34 when I started and will be 36 when I graduate....most in my class are 27-30...have some outliers both ways though...ie 23yr old and a couple of 40+
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    29 here, just started. People in my class are from 23 to maybe late 40s ( a couple maybe). average is about 30 i think.
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    how do you get into CRNA school at 23?!?!?
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    how do you get into CRNA school at 23?!?!?
    ADN at age 21. work in ICU after grad while working on BSN. Applied to CRNA school after 1 yr in ICU, at age 22. Started CRNA school at 23. This kid is the smartest person I've ever met. I guess that's what happens When you have plans early in life and stick to it.
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    ADN at age 21. work in ICU after grad while working on BSN. Applied to CRNA school after 1 yr in ICU, at age 22. Started CRNA school at 23. This kid is the smartest person I've ever met. I guess that's what happens When you have plans early in life and stick to it.
    I'm guessing he/she had a 4.0 GPA, perfect GRE, no family/dependencies, high-acuity ICU experience, and good letters of recommendation, all on top of knowing what they wanted to do from the get go?
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    I'm guessing he/she had a 4.0 GPA, perfect GRE, no family/dependencies, high-acuity ICU experience, and good letters of recommendation, all on top of knowing what they wanted to do from the get go?
    Yup!! Experience was not high acuity though. But he knows theories more than any nurse with 15 yrs bedside experience.
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    Yup!! Experience was not high acuity though. But he knows theories more than any nurse with 15 yrs bedside experience.
    what do you mean he knows theories 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.
  15. Visit  detroitdano} profile page
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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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