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Age vs Years Nursing

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Specializes in Telemetry/Neuro/Stepdown. Has 8 years experience.

Can anyone share their AGE and YEARS NURSING? I am working on a statistics project and need to collect some data...

Thanks in advance!

Erika

Davey Do

Specializes in around 25 years psych, 10 years medical. Has 42 years experience.

Age: 63

I'm not sure how you would classify "years in nursing", Erika, so... I became an EMT when I was 22, 41 years ago, an LPN when I was 26, 36 years ago, and an RN when I was 33, 30 years ago.

You're welcome in retreat!

Age: 55

Nursing years: 33

Corrected age after years of nursing: 122🤣👵🏻

PollywogNP, ADN, BSN, MSN, LPN, NP

Specializes in Med-Surg/Tele/ER/Urgent Care. Has 44 years experience.

Age 62: Coming up on 43 years in nursing, LPN 2 years, ( I was a teenage LPN at 19,) RN age 21 x 22years, FNP age 44 x 19 years. Still going! Curious about the project you’re doing?.

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Emergent, RN

Specializes in ER. Has 28 years experience.

I am 102 yrs old and have been a nurse 32 yrs.

Sour Lemon

Has 9 years experience.

3 hours ago, Erika Patterson said:

Can anyone share their AGE and YEARS NURSING? I am working on a statistics project and need to collect some data...

Thanks in advance!

Erika

I am 45 years old and have been a nurse for 10 years.

poppycat, ADN, BSN

Specializes in pediatrics; PICU; NICU. Has 43 years experience.

I’m 63 & have been a nurse 42 years.

I'm a little younger than Emergent but I've been a nurse 41 years.

VivaLasViejas, ASN, RN

Specializes in LTC, assisted living, med-surg, psych. Has 20 years experience.

I'm 61 and have 22 years under my belt. I'm retired now.

BSNbeDONE, ASN, BSN, LPN, RN

Specializes in Med/Surg, LTACH, LTC, Home Health. Has 35 years experience.

I’m “around” Wuzzie’s age (plus, minus, or equal, I’ll never tell😉), and I’ll have 34 nursing years on June 26th.😁

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schroeders_piano

Has 18 years experience.

38 and 17 years as a nurse

Davey Do

Specializes in around 25 years psych, 10 years medical. Has 42 years experience.

12 hours ago, PollywogNP said:

I was a teenage LPN at 19

If there's a time I could go back and do it over again, Pollywog, it would be with my LPN.

Anomaly High School had a vocational program which had, among others, an LPN program. A high school student, in three years along with their diploma, would be eligible to take state boards.

Man! Had I known nursing would be my niche, like you, Pollywog, I would have gone through that program in a heartbeat!

And I'm as serious as a myocardial infarction!

But noooooo...

I had to have an MVA at the age of 19, become interested in emergency medicine, get my EMT, and not get my LPN until I was 26 years of age.

Oh well.

llg, PhD, RN

Specializes in Nursing Professional Development. Has 44 years experience.

I am 65 and have been an RN for 43 years.

I graduated with BSN at 22 in 1977. That 43 years of continuous practice makes me the winner so far in this thread. 😀

If I really want to "stretch" the definition of nursing ... as a 6-year-old, I helped my Dad administer polio vaccine at community events. I spread the sugar cubes out on the trays for him to put the vaccine on. Then I handed out the information pamphlets and consent forms to the people waiting in line and told them that I had already gotten my vaccine and it didn't taste all that bad. If they had any questions, they should ask the nurse and the doctor at the table where the vaccine was. I've always said that was actually my first nursing job. If I counted that experience with public health and answering my Dad's phone, taking messages, and sending them to the ER if they seemed to need a doctor ... I could exaggerate and say I have been a nurse for 59 years. But no, I won't do that. 😄

RNperdiem, RN

Has 14 years experience.

46 years old. RN 22 years.

herring_RN, ASN, BSN

Specializes in Critical care, tele, Medical-Surgical. Has 49 years experience.

I will be 76 in September. I worked 42 years in hospitals as a CNA, LVN, and RN.

amoLucia

Specializes in LTC.

RN 1974, age 24. Retired 2010, age 60. Health issues. Total 36 yrs active nsg.

Gave up my license shortly after - age 62 ish.

You piqued my curiosity. Can you give a few details about your project? Sounds interesting.

We all answered YOUR question. How about you answering mine? :yes: TY

Stay safe & stay strong.

Nurse SMS, MSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development. Has 10 years experience.

49 years old, 8 years in nursing.