How old are you? - page 6

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   123lisa
    started when I was 28 and am now 39. Graduated with ADN 1994 and BSN 1996.
  2. by   nurseshn
    I am 27 have been a MA for 3yrs and a stay at home mom. My little one is going to Pre-k and I dedcided to go back to school as well. When I graduate i will be all of 29or30 I'm just starting my prereqs this fall!!!!
  3. by   bhppy
    I'm 28!
    I'll be 33 when I graduate!! Still have to finish my pre reqs, one semester left to go!

  4. by   KIMBA
    Hi Everyone!
    I'll be almost 28 when I start the ADN program this fall. After high school I went to college for about a year and a half, unmotivated and my mind in other places than in the books. I just didnt know what I wanted to do career wise so I decided to put school aside and get a job. After working for several years and realizing sitting behind a desk was not for me, I went back to school! I decided to enter the nursing program for many reasons. One big reason was because of the positive expierence I had with the RN's who took care of my ailing/dying grandmother. Yes there are angels among us!
    Keep Well everyone
  5. by   ggfifirn05
    I made the decision to return to school in January this year, and just turned 46 last month. I'm taking my pre-req's now and hope to apply to the ADN-RN program in December. If all goes according to plan, God willing, I'll be graduating in 2004, the same year my youngest child will graduate high school! Nursing is what I've always wanted to do, especially the patient care, (I, too, have been pushing papers for "corporate America" for the last 28 years!) but its taken me this long to work up the nerve to finally pursue my dream. I think the events of 9/11 really helped me make up my mind, and stop making excuses, to get back to school and become a nurse. Good luck to all of you, and never be afraid to follow your dreams!

  6. by   ashemson
    i am 32, three children. I have 4 prereq's left before entering the nursing classes.
  7. by   NurseDixie
    I'm 45, the oldest in my class is 52, there are lots in their early 20's.
  8. by   l.rae
    the average age of nurses is now forty you say? well i'm a little above average! old enough to know better and too young to
  9. by   paramedic52
    I'm 29 -- will be turning 30 by the time I start my pre-req's for the RN program. I'm glad to see there are others around my age. I only wish I knew what I wanted to be when I was 18! LOL! It would have been so much easier to just continue on in college and get my RN classes completed after finishing the Paramedic program when I was 23 -- pre marriage and child! LOL!
  10. by   AZBRONXBABY
    I am 39 (and holding) working on my pre-req's & will hopefully make the fall 2003 nursing progam (RN) I am annoyed at myself for waiting so long, but I guess my life experiences will help me in the long run. I'll be 43 by the time I graduate (yikes) and really looking forward to fulfilling a life long dream.

    Good luck, all!!

  11. by   teresab_2000
    Hi, I am 19 (turn 20 in Septmeber) and will be 20 when I gradute next year with my ADN. I hope to go on to get my BSN and MSN in the future.

  12. by   Bradley
    Hi everyone, Im 40 yro male, start level 1 in fall. Second career (20 yrs. sales) . I cant wait to start Im in best shape of my life.
    Wifes been rn for 15 yrs. she helps out alot. Good Luck
  13. by   pukahi
    Boy, sure wish I was 18. 19 or 40 again and contemplated the idea of becoming a nurse. I am, and going fast. in my last year of my "40"s". is it too late?