What age were you when you went to nursing school? - page 2

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   futurecnm
    Started pre-reqs around age 30, started an associates program this summer at age 32. I will be 34 when I graduate. I have a previous bachelors degree in another field, that I got right out of high school. Wish I would have known then what I know now about what I want to be! Oh well, live and learn. I am going to school with 2 kids which is the hardest things I've ever done. THe balancing act is crazy. I think we have age ranges from early 20's to 50's in our class. It is great and you get to meet so many people.
  2. by   Rme4life
    started back to school at 33 and have one more semester of my bsn program, will graduate at 36 yrs old. waited to do the school thing after getting married, having 4 kids and working off/on for the past 15 years. my class has around 65 people in it and the majority are traditional students with only around 15 of us being "old" (over 25). I think nursing seems to attract a lot of second career or the older first timer.
  3. by   nurscee
    50 when I went in. 52 years when graduated. What was I thinking???? :trout: (just kidding)
  4. by   AnnieOaklyRN
    I was 24 when I got my associates for my paramedic and now I will be 29 in January and will be graduating from the RN program at the same school in May 2007! I plan on taking a semester off then hitting the books again, I do not care if it takes me till im 50 to reach my goal of being a CRNA and maybe a flight nurse/paramedic, I will keep on going. You are NEVER EVER to old to go back to school, well until its time to take a dirt nap.

  5. by   Yuliya3
    18, got BSN at 22 :mortarboard:
  6. by   SuesquatchRN

    Adding something to make the message longer.
  7. by   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.
  8. by   Jules A
    I got my LPN at 41 and am working toward ADN now then I guess BSN. I wasn't even the oldest in the class. We had a few really young gals, lots of mid to late 20's, some thirties and then a handful my age and 2 older. Good luck and don't worry about your age. Jules
  9. by   TXRN02
    I graduated nursing school when I was 32! Our class average age was 30... we had an age span of 20 to 56.
  10. by   arizonanurse
    I was 16 when I started my prereqs, started nursing school at 17 and graduated as an RN at 19.
  11. by   KJRN79
    I was 19, in an ADN program, graduated at 21, and went on for my BSN, finished in 3 years, age 25. Now working on MPH at age....um....I guess I'll be 49 in a couple of weeks......what the H was I waiting for?????
  12. by   RN007
    47 when I started, 48 when I graduate in May with my ADN. I plan to keep going and going and going and going ...
  13. by   Wise Woman RN
    38 when I started prereqs, 41 when I graduated.