Ages of male nursing students? - page 7

Of the 23 other students comprising the group that I entered nursing school with, three of them are men. The class that is graduating at the end of next week I believe has 1 male student, and as far... Read More

  1. by   PacoUSA
    Quote from featherz17
    29 with 1 semester to go in the ADN program. We had 9 guys to start out 1st semester, but only myself and 1 other is left. We had 50 students (male/female) to start the program and out of the original 50, only 9 is left.
    Quote from VanLpn
    Wow! 41 people failed/dropped out. That seems like awfully high.
    I thought so too, especially for an ADN program. I would have guessed those stats would be for an accelerated BSN program, but even then I would not think they'd be that high.
  2. by   MurseMikeD
    I just graduated at 26. Six men in my class of sixty students, age range from 23 to 37.

    FYI there are more men in nursing education today then there are in the workforce. In California the current male enrollment in nursing programs is 18%. Pretty high!
  3. by   poppimiguel
    I am 47 and waiting on pins and needles to hear whether or not I've been accepted into an ADN program. Should be any day now.
  4. by   JustinTJ
    Did a year of prereqs for my ADN program two months past 29. Graduate a month shy of 32. Should end up taking me thirty-four months start to finish.
  5. by   jmanshutt
    Wow i think i am the youngest guy to be in nursing school in the country!! Im only 18 and i graduate in an month. I know for sure that i will be the youngest nurse in the hospital that i plan to work at!
  6. by   booty911
    Wow, this thread makes me feel really young! I'm 20 years old right now and entering my last year of nursing school...I'll be 21 by the time I graduate!
  7. by   poppimiguel
    Update to my post on the 16th. I was accepted to the program and start this August. Yea me!
  8. by   nnicolee
    Quote from jmanshutt
    Wow i think i am the youngest guy to be in nursing school in the country!! Im only 18 and i graduate in an month. I know for sure that i will be the youngest nurse in the hospital that i plan to work at!
    You're one of the youngest NURSES ever... this one girl just graduated from ASU when she was 17!!

    http://www.azcentral.com/community/c...ggrad0513.html
  9. by   RVAN90TTON
    Hi All,
    I am currently 56, and just completed my CNA, CHHA, RNA. Also completed a special class called "Health Care Essentials" -- a prereq. -- for the LVN program. All of the preceeding with a "A" average . Successfully competed for a seat in a 60 seat LVN program against a field of 400+. Start August 17th and will complete the program 18 months later. With a 30 years history of many different jobs, all of which I did well, the choice to become a nurse was made after a dilligent year long career search. The pointer, based on my criteria, kept coming back to nursing. A friend, also started nursing school when she was 55 or 56 and is currently working per diem as a pediactric nurse at the age of 76. She stated, "If I can do it so can you." I believe she will be proved correct.

    I also study best alone. The only group technique that I have found beneficial is to find a few "A " students in the class, get their ##s and schedule a study scession after each has pre-studied the assignment. The goal is to only go over questions or learning points that are unclear or confusing. This technique takes a friendly smile and some pleasant socially aggressive action. There will be some who say no, but others are just as interested in being an "A" student as you are. The key is to smile and have a friendly voice. The negative is that you must find a way to avoid the "C" and "D" students -- unless you wish to lead a learning clinic. Crossover to RN will come after getting the LVN license.

    Best of luck to all of us old flaulents!!
    RVAN90TTON
  10. by   medic2brn
    I am glad to hear I am not the only one to begin the adventure at our age. I was a paramedic for many years got out for about eight and now am back for RN school. I only hope that my age at grad (53) will not be a major obstacle in job search.
  11. by   AZ_LPN_8_26_13
    Quote from RVAN90TTON
    Hi All,
    I am currently 56, and just completed my CNA, CHHA, RNA. Also completed a special class called "Health Care Essentials" -- a prereq. -- for the LVN program. All of the preceeding with a "A" average . Successfully competed for a seat in a 60 seat LVN program against a field of 400+. Start August 17th and will complete the program 18 months later. With a 30 years history of many different jobs, all of which I did well, the choice to become a nurse was made after a dilligent year long career search. The pointer, based on my criteria, kept coming back to nursing. A friend, also started nursing school when she was 55 or 56 and is currently working per diem as a pediactric nurse at the age of 76. She stated, "If I can do it so can you." I believe she will be proved correct.

    I also study best alone. The only group technique that I have found beneficial is to find a few "A " students in the class, get their ##s and schedule a study scession after each has pre-studied the assignment. The goal is to only go over questions or learning points that are unclear or confusing. This technique takes a friendly smile and some pleasant socially aggressive action. There will be some who say no, but others are just as interested in being an "A" student as you are. The key is to smile and have a friendly voice. The negative is that you must find a way to avoid the "C" and "D" students -- unless you wish to lead a learning clinic. Crossover to RN will come after getting the LVN license.

    Best of luck to all of us old flaulents!!
    RVAN90TTON

    I am 56 also - started this when I was 54. I posted to this thread quite a ways back..... but anyway, I hear you on the study tips - I actually study best alone myself. I've found "group studying" to be somewhat distracting. I realize that you can reinforce your learning sometimes by teaching others, but the basics of good study habits, motivation, etc. should already be there with the others. Otherwise you become just a personal coach or trainer, to the detriment of your own studies. It's a fine line...... The bottom line is that everyone is individually responsible for their own education..... Best wishes and best of luck to you
  12. by   Balki
    I'll be 31 by the time I'll graduate. I'm one of the younger guys in the class.
  13. by   Ron Houston
    I'm 52 and will be starting LPN classes this August. It is never too late to persue your goals.

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