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Is it too late for me?

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by FinderKeeper FinderKeeper (Member) Member

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hi there,

i am 26, just applied to a nursing school, if everything goes well, (knock on wood), and i get accepted, go to school and graduate, i will graduate when i will be almost 29. am i starting too late?

anybody out there who started "late" and still succeeded?

thank you!

:):monkeydance:

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fluffwad specializes in MDS coordinator, hospice, ortho/ neuro.

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Most of my classmates were in their mid 40s................you're fine.

Life doesn't end at 30 BTW

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RosesrReder has 13 years experience as a ADN, BSN, RN.

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I agree with Tazzi.........you are young!!

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**All Heart RN** specializes in Cardiac.

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Yeah, I've got to agree with you, it's too late...I mean, you only have about 35 yrs left until retirement...! Just kidding, hope you caught my sarcasm. I'm in the same boat as you are, actually. I got my bachelor's in Psychology about 4 yrs ago and then decided that Nursing is where I really want to be. I started a BSN program 3 quarters ago and will not graduate until June 2009. I'll be 28 at that time.

BTW most of the people in my program are 30 and over w/ children.

Good luck

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Michellem0322 specializes in ICU.

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It is not too late. I am 34 with 3 kids, a husband, a dog and a cat with 6 kittens. I started in January 07. It is not easy but the majority of my class is at least 30. Good Luck!

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feisty_lpn is a LPN and specializes in HH, Psych, MR/DD, geriatric, agency.

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When I graduated, I was 29 with 2 young daughters. Definately not too late.

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Definitely not too late. I am 28, just graduated in March and have five kids. Life doesn't end when you are thirty. I don't think you are even close to old. A lot of people I graduated with were in there early 40's some in their 50's. Nursing is a great choice, if your heart is in it.

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kittyboxers specializes in Hospice, Oncology.

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It's only too late if you don't start now! (Title of book that convinced me to try). I know many new grads as someone said above, in their 40's and 50's. Nursing school is difficult...best to start while young and you ARE young! Good luck!

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javanurse2000 is a BSN, RN and specializes in Geriatric/LTC, Rehab, Home Hhealth.

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Wellllll...you know, in dog years you'll be almost 203 yrs. old when you graduate. But, in "nursing years" I think you'll be just fine. Good luck at school!

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Cherish specializes in Junior Year of BSN.

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Wellllll...you know, in dog years you'll be almost 203 yrs. old when you graduate. But, in "nursing years" I think you'll be just fine. Good luck at school!

:lol2: Thats a great way to look at things...lol. You are NOT at all too late, most people I think are in their 30's and 40's when they start. I already met most of my classmates that I will be entering with since we did pre-req's together and the majority are over 30 with kids. So no you will not be LATE, better to start now then start later.

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EarthChild1130 has 9 years experience and specializes in Psychiatric.

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I turned 29 about 2 months after I graduated...it's definitely not too late!! Good luck!

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