Ages of male nursing students? - page 8

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   Danzel76
    I'm 17 and will be going for my BScN this upcoming fall.
  2. by   skyb
    Duh.. I think this is dubious distinction...but I am 58, and will turn 59 within weeks of entering nursing
    school at end of August 2009
  3. by   AZ_LPN_8_26_13
    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!
    That is quite an accomplishment..... I'm curious - how old were you when you finished high school? Nursing school usually takes about four years, unless you are in some sort of accelerated program.... the ADN program I'm in right now they call a "two-year" program, but it really amounts to four years when you include all of the prerequisites that need to be taken first. Will you be an LPN or an RN? Have you taken your NCLEX yet? I'm probably going to go out and get the Saunder's Comprehensive NCLEX Review later this week and start going over it.......
  4. by   AZ_LPN_8_26_13
    Quote from denv
    Duh.. I think this is dubious distinction...but I am 58, and will turn 59 within weeks of entering nursing
    school at end of August 2009

    You're in good company here ;-)


    I'm only a few years behind you - I will probably be 58 or 59 by the time I'm finally done and working as an R.N. in the hospital where I work now......
  5. by   Mossback
    Quote from denv
    Duh.. I think this is dubious distinction...but I am 58, and will turn 59 within weeks of entering nursing school at end of August 2009
    I share the same dubious distinction. When I start nursing school at the end of August, the first day of class falls on my 59th birthday.
  6. by   barleynhopsBSN
    I am 29, will be 30 when I graduate from my ABSN program. There are 15 guys in my class out of 60. 25% guys! Late 20's-early 30's is the average age in my class.
    Congrats on the students starting NS right after High School! I had never even considered nursing as a career when I was in high school.
  7. by   traumamike
    I am 39 and started school at 30!! My fellow students were all female except for myself and 2 other guys, who were in their 20's..The funny thing is they thought I was old!!! LOL
  8. by   Slappy387
    Ill be starting at 22 and graduating at 24
  9. by   malestudentnurse
    I began school at 33 will receive my ADN at 37. People are correct when they say that a two year program will take you four if you've never been to college before. Two years worth of prereq's before i could even apply to the program. All went well though and in hind sight, there is no way I could have been as successful as I have been without the preqeqs. Good luck to you all.
  10. by   j450n
    malestudentnurse,

    I completely agree. I already have a B.A. that I got a year ago when I was 22, but I didn't have many of the prereqs necessary for nursing school because my degree was more on the liberal arts side. I'll probably be 24 when I matriculate and will most likely do a 2 year route, as opposed to an accelerated program, so I will be 26 when I graduate.

    From 22 to 26...I really do think it's a 4 year process for most people nowadays. The thing that makes it the hardest is that most don't want to "put all their eggs in one basket" and apply to one school, so applying to more than one school makes it even longer because each school seems to always have that one class that you have not taken. I wish there was a way to standardize prerequisites.
  11. by   Joe N635DC
    I started toward my bsn when I was 24. Had to take credits a little slower cause of the fam. Just got my a 2 year degree and am going for my BSN now. I will be almost 29 when I finish up. Should have went right to college outta high school, but I guess being a first gen college student didn't have it all figured out.

    For me this is a second career, I was a manufacturing engineer but you see how plentiful those jobs are.
  12. by   BMCC_RN2009
    I'm 28. Just passed the boards yesterday.
  13. by   Joe N635DC
    Quote from BMCC_RN2009
    I'm 28. Just passed the boards yesterday.

    Congrads,

    Git-er done

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