Graduating RN BSN at 32

  1. I am starting the 4 year nursing degree program at 28 I will not graduate until i'm 32 i've always wanted nursing and am starting later in life.

    We also have a 2 year LPN or RPN program it's called in Canada so i'my debating between that and the 4 year because of my age.

    I know it shouldn't matter but who has gone into nursing later in life and did you pick the 2 year or 4 year degree?
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  3. by   brownbook
    Over half of my classmates, including myself, were 30 years or older when we entered nursing school. You silly old lady!!!!
  4. by   bluestar776
    Quote from brownbook
    Over half of my classmates, including myself, were 30 years or older when we entered nursing school. You silly old lady!!!!
    Lol Glad to hear I know if I had gone into nursing when I was younger I probably wouldn't have passed. Since I have a daughter now and I'm older my mentality towards school has changed I put alot more effort into learning and my grades are much higher.
  5. by   andrea3434
    I'll graduate with my BSN at age 37. I am married with three kids and while it hasn't been easy, it has been rewarding so far. Only a few months left for me. Good luck!
  6. by   Edina
    I just recently got my license and am working as an RPN in Ontario. I went with the 2 year option because of my kids and not wanting to be in school full time for 4 years as these past 2 years were hard enough on them. I was also interested in working 2 years earlier. There are bridging options if you want to pursue your BScN but it brings your total years in school to 5 - 5.5. I believe I'll continue on in the next year or two.

    I entered school at 37, graduated at 38, and was licensed at 39.
  7. by   Rionoir
    You are 10 years behind a student just out of high school tops. I know 32 sounds really old when you're in your 20s but it's nothing. Lol
  8. by   forevergreatful
    its funny that you say you are starting late in life. 28 isn't late. its actually a normal age. I will be finished with my program at the end of the year and I will be 36. I have classmates in my program that are 50. no one knows my age unless i tell them other than that they assume that I am in my early 20's. You are still young and have not even hit 30 year. Think about it you only been able to legally drink alcohol for 7 years lol, if your under 25 with no kids going to college they base the financial off of your parents. I said all that to say you are so young and you are starting at a perfect age. congrats and good luck
  9. by   Oldmahubbard
    Average age in my program was 30.
    We had a couple of students pushing 50.
    Not an issue.
  10. by   hopefulRN'17
    I just graduated ASN at 39
  11. by   ItsThatJenGirl
    I'll graduate with my BSN when I'm 40 - just started my junior year Monday. There are lots and lots of older people in my cohort.
  12. by   RN2bstatus
    If you're old then I shouldn't even try. I have a degree in another healthcare field, but I'm starting in the Nursing field at 35. I'll be completely finished with the degree I want in nursing by 41.
  13. by   KrCmommy522
    I had like half that were over 30 and half that were in their early 20s. I graduated at 31. Age doesn't matter!! No one even knew my age. When they would find out they were always surprised. 28 is still young! Don't worry about your age!
  14. by   Shawn91111
    lol at 28 being later in life