student nurse

  1. hi

    i would like to know if anyone thinks that 44 is to old to start a nursing carrer
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    Joined: Nov '06; Posts: 2

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  3. by   PurrRN
    Nope, not if it's what you want to do. I'm 38 and in my first semester of NS, about half my class are around my age, several in the 45 year age range and one who is mid 50. My class started with 40 students so that can give you some reference to start with. My advice is that if you want to get a nursing degree, then go for it. My philosophy is that in 2 years time, you are going to be "X" amount of years old ANYWAY, so you might as well be "X" y/o with a NS degree (IF that's what your goal is). Just realize that while nursing school is 2 years (4-5 semesters), pre-req's may take a year or two to complete before you are eligable for admittance. Just check the schools you are interested in to see what you need to do. Once again though, if you know it's what you want to do, don't let age be a factor.
  4. by   EricJRN
    Definitely not. Not uncommon to see new nurses in their 50's or older these days.
  5. by   Tweety
    No. There are lost of people your age in school and older.

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  6. by   divineearth
    thanks i needed to hear that i was just about to change my mind, i have yet to get in school but i do have 10yrs as a cna and thought i would like to expand my horizons
  7. by   Tweety
    Quote from divineearth
    thanks i needed to hear that i was just about to change my mind, i have yet to get in school but i do have 10yrs as a cna and thought i would like to expand my horizons

    Go for it. Don't let your age stop you. You can do this.

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