How old are you? - page 5

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   californiarn2b
    I am 32 and have A&P I & II to go. I am taking these classes in 2 semesters as they are not offered in the summer. We are required to get a B average in micro and A&P I & II to be accepted into the nursing program. I will be 33 by the time I submit my application and 35 by the time I graduate. I am one of the older students in my classes by I am not alone.
  2. by   lalajenn
    I am 24 and starting nursing school in August for my ADN.
  3. by   Brown Suga
    Hello! I am 22 and will be starting an ADN program on August 20, 2001. I am very exicted and nervous all at the same time. I realize the program is going to require hardwork and dedication. I hope I have enough energy to succeed.
  4. by   Anxious Sug
    Hi! Rhonda I will be 55 this year and I am in my junior part of the LPN school. You are never to old to learn. Sugared
  5. by   Agnus
    I'm 50 I graduate in a few days from and ADN program. I am enrolling in a BSN program immediately. I have talked to 2 people in the past couple of weeks who are 55 and just enrolling or are about to in the ADN program. I don't know if I was the oldest in my class. It is possible I was not.

    I would think that BSN programs have more younger students because, attending a university or 4 yr. college OFTEN means leaving home, (not realistic for most older people). Also there are time and financial and constraints on the older student that don't exist for somone right out of HS.
  6. by   AppyHorseFan
    Hello all nurses and nurses-to-be!! I am currently 37, but will be 38 in just a few days and when I start the ADN program. I will be just shy of my 40th birthday when I graduate in 2003!! I don't know the age range of my class yet, but I am aware of one girl who is 19 that will be in my class. So our ages range at least from 19 to 38. Also, I am not exactly sure of the male to female ratio, but I do know at our orientation there were about 5 males and 95 females present. My reason for going ADN instead of BSN has to do with rumors of less patient contact in the semi-local BSN program!! I WANT patient contact not paper contact. I pushed paperwork for 20+ years and although I know there will be paperwork involved as an RN, I really have no desire at this time to pursue my BSN...perhaps later in life...LOL!! Good luck to all!!
  7. by   moni rn
    I am 28. At graduation, I will be a "young" 30!
  8. by   AmandaF
    I am 19 and will be starting in an associates degree program in Fall 2002.
  9. by   mlvogt
    I will be 25 when I graduate with my RN I feel like I have been trying to get here for so long. I started school when I was 19 it is taking too long but when you have to support yourself through school it takes longer.
  10. by   mcg02
    at my school Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, the ages range from 21-44, with most being in the early, early twenties
  11. by   eventsnyc
    How many years of service (full time) will a new grad be able / willing to contribute?

    The ages of the students in my school range from early 20s to 50s. Most of the younger students say they will work for a few years full time, have a family, may work part time when the kids are young, and may return to work full time when the kids are grown. The oldest students say they have 10+ years to contribute. The middle range (students with young kids at home): if they can find a job less exhausting, they will retire early.
  12. by   peaceful2100
    I am 21 right now and when I graduate with my BSN in May 2003 I plan on working about 3 years full-time and then work on Master's degree. I am a single mom to a 3 year old little girl and I don't know when I will find a guy and get married but once I do get married and have been married for at least 2 years then I will have a 2nd child and will work part-time for a few years once the other child or children depending on how many more I have I will go back to work full-time but I want my Master's degree before I have a second child. I plan on having a second child at 30 and plan on having my Master's degree at the age of 28 or 29.
  13. by   Bonnie Blue
    I am 35 and I will be starting a bridge MSN program in August. I already have a BS and MS in exercise physiology but want to do more hence the nursing degree.