How old are you? - page 3

This is very interesting. they(whoever they are) have said that the average age for nursing students is in the 30's. I amcurious to see how true this is. I am going to go to nursing school either... Read More

  1. by   StudentSarah
    Hi there! I'm 21 and in my 3rd year of the BScN program, and I'd say that the avg age of my class is 23-24. Not one guy though in 70 classmates!
  2. by   Robin61970
    I am 30 and will be starting the ADN program in Jan(hopefully) I'm a little scared, but can't wait!
  3. by   mlvogt
    I will be 24 when i graduate and I feel old most of the nurses I work with are 23 or younger. I just dont understand where the time went i started school when I was 19 is it supposed to take this long?

  4. by   greenur
    Im from Australia, nursing here is a 3 year course and im just starting at 20, so i should b 23 when i finish. Most of the people in my course have just left school but there are a few older ones.
  5. by   NicoleSN2
    Hi. I'm 23 and in my third semester of a two year diploma program. I was almost 22 when I started and will be two months shy of 24 when I graduate in December. I was going to college for a BS in biology for 3 1/2 years before I finally adimitted to myself that it wasn't for me. So here I am. The ages of the students in my class ranges from about 19 to early 40's. I'm glad I didn't go to nursing school right out of high school because I learned valuable study skills with my previous college experience. I's have to say that those of us who didn't start right out of high school seem to do better on average than those who did. However, it is still frustrating that I won't be done with school until I'm almost 24 when most people my age are out making money by this time. I'm tired of depending on my parents for money! I'm ready to make my own. Good luck! I'm sure you will do fine and I'm sure you won't be the oldest person in your class.
  6. by   CEN35
    Im 38, I graduated in 1996, at the ripe old age of 33.


  7. by   NurseCratchett, NS
    I guess that we would all agree that there is no longer such a thing as "traditional student". Most in my LifeSpan class are late 20s....I think that the oldest is 45 and the youngest 18.....Most of us are divorced/single moms with kids.....We have 3 men in our class too.....Luck to all
  8. by   shelleys
    I'm 18, and almost done with my first year of a four year BSN program.

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  10. by   ladymedic
    I am 22 and working on my aasn through regents(yea will be done in four months)while taking gen. eds for my bsn.
  11. by   mustangsheba
    The oldest in my graduating class was 62, the youngest 20-something. I entered my ADN program when I was 41 and have been nursing for 19 years.
  12. by   LauraRN0501
    Hi Rhona,

    I will be just about to turn 32 when I graduate in May of this year with my ADN. In my school it seems to be a trend that the AD students are, in general, older than the BSN students. Of course, the senior BSNs have several more "older" students because of the RN to BSN transition students. I think the AD class has the older students because we have families and need to have an income a little sooner than the students who are just graduating from high school. There are exceptions, of course, to everything!

  13. by   jennifer jane
    Hey there my name is Jennifer and i am a 26 year old first year nursing student. i am doing a BSc Hons Degree in Newcastle, England. There are around 68 students in my class, a third of them are around 18-22. Most seem to be over 30 and the rest of us are scattered in between.