How old were you when starting prereqs and did it discourage you? - page 8

I just turned 22 and a lot of people I went to high school with are graduating with a bachelor's degree this spring. So I am feeling a little discouraged and sad. I started community college... Read More

  1. by   StayHumble11
    Quote from juliatina18
    I'm 24 yrs old! I'm almost done with my pre-requirements!
    Same here
  2. by   LifeIsGood76
    determined_30, we are in a similar situation! I have 4 children also, and my youngest will be starting school this coming year. I only have my sciences left too. I'm 36, and if everything goes as planned, I will be 40 when I finally get my RN.
  3. by   MrsStudentNurse
    I've been doing pre reqs since high school but had no intentions of nursing. Took some more college, took a few years off, got a diff degree, got married and here I am finally finishing up my last semester of pre reqs at 24. I wouldn't have been ready a minute sooner. It's all perfect timing.
  4. by   203bravo
    Never get discouraged... I'm 44 and finishing pre reqs this semester... Got accepted first try to the BSN program that I had as my first choice.. I'm actually enjoying being back at school.
  5. by   meg2014
    I am 24 and started college when I was 21 and pregnant with my second daughter. I done one semester and then moved to another state in the middle of the second semester so I had to drop all my classes. I took a short break-procrastinated about going back and then I started back at the community college in my area a little over a year ago (3 semesters ago). I am finally finished with my pre reqs and start the RN program in the fall! So another two years and I will finally be done with school and hopefully have a good job! It seems like it is taking forever and yeah I should've went straight out of high school and before I had my girls. But I am thankful to have the opportunity to go to college and I know it will be worth it in the end!!
  6. by   stephanie.
    29 and was preggo with #2. I'm now 32 and will start a BSN program in the fall.
  7. by   BrooklynNurse590
    I'm 22 and starting my pre reqs in the fall. Attended college when I was 18 but wasn't really focused and I got pregnant with my son my second semester and haven't been back to school until now. Now its a whole new ball game for me.!
  8. by   HeatherMax
    I started getting my pre-requisites in 1995.... I am 36 now and determined to finish schooling with my BSN. I do get discouraged sometimes when I add up all the semesters it will take me to get all of the requirements done so I can apply, I would love to re-join the Navy in the Nurse Corps program, but I will have to pass every class, AND get into the BSN program the first time I apply. Even then I am pushing it.
  9. by   StrawberryEssence81
    I will be 32 when I finish all my pre-reqs. I'm taking Microbiology and a computer class in summer school. I will be starting a LPN program in the fall and will apply for LPN-RN transition programs after I finish since I've finished my pre-reqs for RN also.
  10. by   GoodnessFlows
    I had several pre-reqs under my belt from years ago. I worked in the corporate world for years, got married, and then had my 2 babies. I have been a stay at home mama for 12 years, and returned to school this past fall at the age of 42. I felt a tad intimidated, but I've met so many great students and some have become friends. Everyone has been so kind. The teachers respond to me in a very positive way because they appreciate drive, at any age. I met with an academic counselor the other day, and I am on track to complete my pre-reqs in 1 year!

    You are doing great. Keep it up!
  11. by   princesax11
    I am happy this thread picked up so much. Hopefully other people that have felt this way will at some point read this and see going back to school at any age is ok . Now here is an update on me incase anyone is wondering. I talked to an adviser and found out my ADN program has 9 pre/coreqs and I already have 5 completed because of when I went to college before with a 3.6 gpa in those classes . In the fall I will take a&p 1, statistics and the hesi. Then I can apply to the summer program. In the spring I will take a&p 2 and micro. As long as I maintain my gpa and score good on the hesi (above 90) I have a really good chance of getting in for the summer . I am so excited to start school again the end of August!
  12. by   lauraline
    I was 28 when I started prerequisites. I am 29 now. However, I had completed my English, Math, Psych, and Statistics previously.

    I just wanted to say how much I admire the people who have babies/children and are working hard to go back to school again. I'm sure it's not an easy task. And despite the odds you somehow are making it happen! It must be like having at least 2 full-time jobs 24/7. How on Earth do you do it? I imagine a lot of efficient time management and courage? This is very inspiring and amazing to me.

    And gratz Princesax11! Good luck.
    Last edit by lauraline on Apr 20, '13
  13. by   RuNs_4_her_life
    43 and just finishing my first part time semester of pre-reqs here. This is so encouraging! Good luck to you!