Any older students?? - page 2

I just turned 28 in November & will be starting college in the Fall of 2013 to get my BSN. I've just not had the time or money to be able to pursue my career until now. I realize that having been... Read More

  1. by   anime09
    When I see your ages, I feel pretty old at 52 but even when I sit in a wheelchair I am going to achieve this lifelong dream of being a BSN. I wish all of us well in our endeavors and encourage the fight of your life to the end.
  2. by   student forever
    A good friend of mine from the past just called the other day and she just got her doctorate at the age of 60! She has been the principal of an elementary school for all these years getting her masters and now Dr. Who cares about age? If you're old enough to keep learning, do so!
  3. by   Annachu512
    I'm 30 and have been in and out of college since 18. This is my best run in school yet because of my maturity and understanding. You'll do just fine and kind of chuckle at the antics of the younger ones at time
  4. by   LadyFree28
    Quote from Annachu512
    I'm 30 and have been in and out of college since 18. This is my best run in school yet because of my maturity and understanding. You'll do just fine and kind of chuckle at the antics of the younger ones at time
    ...and the antics of the "older" ones too, lol...
  5. by   Annachu512
    Quote from LadyFree28
    ...and the antics of the "older" ones too, lol...
    OMG yes! This is very true I have a 54 year old in my class and she is HILARIOUS!
  6. by   KristinaW
    I guess I never realized how many people had waited to go to school until a little bit later in life. I do think it's strengthened my resolve in that I know what hard work will be involved & am completely willing to do it all. I'm also finally at a point that I have a partner in life willing to help me realize my goals. I think he's almost as excited for me to get my degree as I am!!
  7. by   scrlet
    I'm turning 28 next month and I feel old lol I have a lot in my class that are fresh out of high school and that's what makes me feel old. I do think you look at things differently just because of life experiences. I know that people in school who are are a bit older then me look at things differently too. I just find it hard sometimes relating to my classmates because of the age difference, that and one guy in my class calls me mom...... I'm not that old!!!!! Lmao
  8. by   Stcroix
    I have a bit different story. I got a PhD at 26 and now just graduated with my ADN at 61. Numbers do not mean much; health, desire and willingness to work hard trump age every time.
  9. by   violetgirl
    I am 46 years old and changing my career mid-way through, and hopefully get accepted into a nursing program before the age of 50! Hee... Either way, I keep pulling along... I can't think about my age anymore, or the time frame, and which schools will accept me... I just focus on the now or I will get derailed pretty fast in my mind! You are young! No worries! Yet, I do remember when I was 25 years old and thought my life was passing me by... I laugh at that now...
  10. by   StrawberryEssence81
    I'm 31 and just finished half of my pre-reqs for the lpn program at my school.
  11. by   health care analyst
    Hi! I'm 27. Will turn 28 before starting the Fall 2013 nursing program. Your age is no big deal at all!! I've been reading this board for a while and there are so many ppl older than us changing careers. In fact, we're still very young. LOL

    I finished college in 07 and then again in 09 (grad school) so it had been about 3 years since I had been in school. When I first walked into my A&P prerequisite, I asked myself "Do i really want to do this again?" As the prof went through the slides, it looked so overwhelming (and this coming from a previous bio major). Well, after a couple more classes and labs, I saw how easy it was to get back into the swing of things.

    I've noticed that I've done better in school as I get older. Maybe it's because there are less distractions. If you go in thinking positively, you will do well....just don't go in with the mindset that you can't do it.

    Happy New Year
  12. by   StacyMarie982
    I earned my first BA in 2004 (straight out of high school) but do to a series of life events, was unable to pursue a career in the field I studied. Fast forward to fall 2010, where I enrolled at the local junior college to pursue pre-reqs for the nursing program. After 2 grueling years of pre-reqs while working full time and turning 30 in September, I will be starting an ABSN program on January 7 at Samuel Merritt University! Most of the students in my cohort are actually OLDER than me, so don't sweat it at all. I do have to say that the second go-around has been much more rewarding for me. Life skills have enhanced my learning and just made me a better student. I record everything and am no longer afraid of instructors as I was the first time.

  13. by   apina74
    Age does give you a leg up. when some are talking about parties and peers, you are thinking deadlines and tests. I am 38 and have decided to change careers!!! I am in pre-req's and will apply to my nursing program in the fall. To me, it feels like I am retaining more information and learning more, than when I was in school 20 years ago, but then again, maybe now I am paying attention!!LOL. Hey, I have 10 years on you, so if I can do it, so can you!!! Good luck. time management is the key!!!