What age were you when you went to nursing school? - page 13

Curious at what the average age is that people are in nursing school? I am doing my pre reqs now and will be 28 when I start! :lol2:... Read More

  1. by   eandgsma
    I was just about to turn 31. Actually, I still am in nursing school and I still am 31, for another month at least. LOL!
  2. by   CelticNurse
    Quote from HealingHands327
    Whoa don't head chefs make a lot of money?

    Why leave cooking?
    Indeed they do. However, they always ending up doing unearthly hours into the bargain! There is only so much that a body can take. Before you ask, yes the hours are worse than nursing. Trust me on this....

    Besides, I always wanted to be a nurse. The reason why escapes me still but there you are.....

    The chef gig actually was never planned. More of a happy accident of profession that I just happened to have an apptitude for. Go figure!!
  3. by   blueandred2921
    I was 19 or 20, i started right after when i realized that medical assistanting was no longer my interest. It doesn't really matter what age you start, just as long as you complete it. Don't feel bad Good luck in school, and i hope all is well for you.
  4. by   MimismomRN
    I was 48 when I graduated with my LVN. I am finishing my prereqs for the RN and expect to be 51 when I graduate (I'm 49 now). You're never too young to follow your dream. I worked as a paralegal for 25 years but always wanted to be a nurse. It took losing my mom to MS two years ago to make me take a look at my life and say I need to be what I was meant to be a stop wasting time. God bless us everyone.
  5. by   LilNurse2b143
    I was 18 when I first started the pre-reqs. Had my daughter at age 19 while still continuing school. Finished my pre-reqs at 20. Been on the waiting list for a year, and I start my 2 year RN program in 2 weeks! I'll be finished when I am 23!! Daughter will be 4 just in time for school when I do night shifts..can't work out any better than that! Yay!
  6. by   rosey59
    I was 41 when I started. Took 5 yrs for BSN due to working part time. 46 at graduation 2005
  7. by   Evelyn111
    I'm 53.....just started nursing school Monday. 55 when I graduate! I'm thinking I must be nuts.
  8. by   RNHawaii34
    i started when i was 16, just right after high school. i quit school when i was 19, and continued when i was 32 years old. i'm glad i finished my degree. it's one thing i will always be proud of.
  9. by   dellis341
    I started the program at 50. graduated at 52..Yippee yahoo!!!!!
  10. by   olderthandirt
    I was 17, which in 1963 was way to young to start. I am 61 now and just finished my Master's in Health Administration and will be starting one in Securities and Justice this month.
  11. by   rpric7990
    start 25 yrs old, RN at 30. starting MSN now at age 46.
  12. by   Lifedream
    Quote from oldiebutgoodie
    AGE 50! BSN, class of 2004.

    What doesn't kill you makes you stronger. :spin:

    That is very reassuring! I started prereqs at 50. Could you tell tip me off to any extra advice or challenges that you felt were age related?
  13. by   Lifedream
    Quote from margaretptz
    I'm glad I'm not the only oldster only the oldest lol. I have finished my pre reqs and starting Fundamentals for ADN in Jan. I am 55 and I would love to hear advice from other older students. I must admit I am a bit nervous about the age thing.
    Congrats! I am 51 and in my third semester of prereqs. So far it is going great. The Algebra has been my lowest grade (B) but the classes that actually go on the GPA have been As. I work full time also. I do think I have to study twice as much some of the others, but it is rewarding. Nursing has always been my dream, but I let myself get stuck in accounting for 30 years because I did not have the courage to make a change. At 50, I decided it was now or never. Best of luck to you!