How old is too old? - page 2

I will be starting the MN program in May (yeah!) and it's been a long time coming! Marriage, children, divorce, and marriage again has finally afforded me the opportunity to complete my degree. I'm... Read More

  1. by   Kiringat
    I'd say 80% of the people in my class are 35 or over. Its nice. I have several adopted moms . (I'm the youngest in the class)
  2. by   donsterRN
    I'll be 51 at graduation. I plan to continue my education beyond that. I'd like to work as long as I am able. There's no such thing as too old!
  3. by   happynewLPN
    I'm 38 years old, and there are plenty of new nursing students 'our age'...the more the merrier.
  4. by   Ingrid m
    45 years old and almost finished my first year. It's only just begun!

    It is NEVER too old.
    Good luck to you

  5. by   thomk
    I graduated NS with my BSN, passed the NCLEX recently and I can not wait to work. Did I mention I am 52 years old.
  6. by   MSJ2007
    Thanks again for all your posts!

    I'm really amazed at how many individuals choose nursing as a second career, or later in life after raising children (a career in itself). I certainly won't be alone come May.
  7. by   traumaRUs
    Nope, not at all. I started NS at 32, got my LPN at 34, my ADN at 36, BSN at 46, MSN at 47 and post-MSN at 48. And...yes, I do plan to work until I'm 70 because I have lots of student loans to pay off - lol.
  8. by   WDWpixieRN
    I just turned 51 and am in the middle of my second semester....there's a few gals the same age as I am, and at least one that's older....I'd say the average age in our class is 30-35. The class that's a semester ahead of us has a couple who look to be late 50's at least.

    Physically, I haven't found anything too demanding....mentally, lol...sometimes I wonder!!

    You'll do GREAT!! There's lots of threads on this "age" are not alone!!
    Last edit by WDWpixieRN on Feb 23, '07
  9. by   Sheri257
    I just graduated at 45 so ... I hope I'm not too old.

  10. by   Annabelle07
    I am 53 and after many years in Nursing, I am back in school for my BSN. Age is a state of mind.
  11. by   carolinapooh
    My father used to say that you get too old when they pull the lid over your head.

    A bit morbid, maybe, but I happen to think he was right!
  12. by   lilac47
    Am I glad I found this site ! At 57, after being a medical assistant, dental assistant, paramedic, and raising three kids, I finally have the time to fulfill my dream of finishing my RN degree! In my second year now, and enjoying every minute of it,

    And I'm certainly not going to let a little arthritis get in my way. :wink2:

    I'm so happy to hear I'm not alone !

  13. by   Sailingshoes
    80 I think 80 is too old. By then it should be all play and no work!