What age were you when you went to nursing school? - page 5

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   joe2.0
    30 when I went to vocational nursing school, and graduated from AAS in nursing at 37.
  2. by   TrudyRN
    18 years of age
  3. by   RNinSoCal
    I was 21 when I started my BSN and 25 when I finished. I feel fortunate to have gone to nursing school before all of the lottery and perfect GPA nonsense started. I admire those of you who wait for years just to get into nursing school. I don't know if I would have had that kind of patience in my early 20s.
  4. by   GardenDove
    I entered my ADN program at age 34 and exited it at 36.
  5. by   fbmom
    I as a very scared 17 year old when I started nursing school. Graduated at age 20. Found out I had passed my Boards the day before my 21st birthday!!! Best birthday present I ever received and one heck of a hangover the next day!! Best dedision I ever made was to attend a hospital based diploma program.....still use those critical clinical skills some 30 years later!!!
  6. by   KellieNurse06
    I started back in 1999 with prereqs at 31 yrs old, and just completed my associates degree in nursing last week... ......and I am now 38.
    I took only 1-2 classes of prereqs at a time so it's taken me longer than most but due to personal responsibilities thats the way it had to be.......I am going to do my BSN next online & quite possibly go for CRNA in a couple of years depending on how everything works out........:spin:
    Most people in my nursing class were older students ....the youngest was 21 and the oldest I think was a woman in her 50's, but 90% of my class were all in their 30's........
    Last edit by KellieNurse06 on Dec 23, '06 : Reason: grammar error
  7. by   mom and nurse
    43 when I started nursing school in 2002, 45 when I graduated in May 2004 with a BSN, 46 when I started graduate school a year later in September 2005. I have been working as an RN around two and a half years now and Lord willing will graduate with a Masters degree "Adult Nurse Practitioner" in December 2007.:spin:
  8. by   loricatus
    Got my BSN at age 47.
  9. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Twenty-five for LPN
  10. by   Nurse_Diane
    34 when I started pre-reqs, will have my BSN 3 mos shy of 40
  11. by   mercyteapot
    17 when I started, 21 when I finished.
  12. by   jncRN
    I was 29 when I started nursing school, and I will be 33 when I graduate in 2008.
  13. by   mandirocker
    I assume i will start the fall of 07' took this year to get many pre-req hours out of the way.

    i took and passed the NLN Friday the 15th

    my score was an early birthday present to myself I turned 19, six days before Christmas

    Min for BSC is 100, my score was 126 out of 160

    So with my score and transcript i shouldnt have any trouble getting into the AD program

    so i will be 19 entering the program