How old??

  1. were you when you became a L&D nurse??

    I love being a doula, but think I'd love to get one step closer and become a nurse. I'm thinking that I'm probably young by nursing standards (mid 20's) the program here takes 3 years. My problem is instant gratification, I hate to spend 3 years training, I want to get right out there and work, I guess being a doula can keep me in the delivery room :chuckle
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  3. by   mark_LD_RN
    i was over 30 when i became a nurse does that help.

    if you want to be a nurse go for it. you will still be 3 yrs older in 3 yrs weather or not you become a what do you have to lose
  4. by   ShandyLynnRN
    I was 22 when I became a nurse, and 24 when I started in OB.
  5. by   mother/babyRN
    24 when I graduated from nursing school and over 30 when I went into OB...The three years spent in nsg school ( or more) help prepare you for what you are doing. Maybe becoming a doula will provide you with a view of what nurses and doctors go through in OB....Then, perhaps you will make a choice to get further into the health field. We could use you!
  6. by   Cheerio
    I'm actually a doula right now I love it, which is why I'm looking into nursing. I'm so excited, last night I ordered the course calendar, so I can see what's available at the college.
  7. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I became a nurse at 34. Look at it this way: as long as it may take you to go to school, graduate and become licensed, in that amount of time, you will still be that age, just not having accomplished what you wished you had. What does that mean? Well, I guess, never let AGE stop you from doing what you want to do if the BODY and MIND are willing. Time passes whether we achieve our goals....or not.
  8. by   luv l&d
    I was 20 when I became an RN, and 28 when I went into LD. More than 2 decades later I still love what I do.
  9. by   kimtab
    Go for it. I'll be 36 when I graduate from school. Check out the Student nursing board, there are plenty og "non-traditional" students. Actually, I think "non-traditional" is more the rule than the exception in nursing these days. Very few students in my class under the age of 25.