Too old for BSN? - page 3

I'll be 22 in August 2015 and I'll be starting nursing school on June 1st. The pre licensure BSN is 2 and a half years long so I'll be 24 and couple of months old when I receive my BSN and I wanted... Read More

  1. by   Miss Infermiera2b
    You're nowhere near as old as some people I know who graduated with their BSN degrees. I'm trying to get into an ADN program in May, and I'm already 24. Seriously. Of all things to worry about, this isn't worth it.
  2. by   dorkypanda
    I agree with all. Your age is a small detail within a big picture, your goal. It doesn't matter how young or old someone is really. What does matter is that someone has the determination and is willing to work really hard to make their dream come true despite how many years it took to realize their goal.
  3. by   macrina
    Just got my BSN and began my nursing career at at 47. Am very happy with my first new job taking care of medically-intensive pediatric patients in their homes. You've got a lot of life ahead of you. Enjoy the ride!
  4. by   tokmom
    51, baby!! Yep. Went back to school after obtaining my ADN in my mid-twenties. If I had all my tuition paid for I would die in a classroom. You are never too old to learn, period.
  5. by   PacoUSA
    Quote from forever88
    ... so I'll be 24 and couple of months old when I receive my BSN and I wanted to get other people opinions if that's too old?
    Too old? Am I the only one who thinks she should be knocked out for this??
  6. by   Bbett
    HA! Graduating at 24 is almost as young as you can graduate because generally it takes at least 2 years to get your prerequisites done. And if you are in a four year program them BAM 24 and that's only if you started RIGHT out of high school. I will be graduating and 24 and I am the youngest by far in my class.
  7. by   anon456
    I know a nurse who was 50 when she was hired as a new nurse after getting her ADN, and got her BSN a couple of years later. I started in my mid 30's and currently am working on my BSN and I'm . . . . older than mid 30's now. You have many many more years of nursing ahead of you. Go for it!
  8. by   JudyFawce
    Oh dear. That's all I can say here

  9. by   Spidey's mom
    I got mine at age 54. Never too old.
  10. by   Sizzline
    I'm starting my first semester of clinicals at age 33. I'll be 35 when I get my ADN, and probably 37 when I get my BSN (if not older!). You have plenty of time.
  11. by   travelcrazyRN
    Graduated at 20 for LPN, 24 with RN, 28 with BSN, and now in the MSN program at 31 (will be 32 in 2 days). Needless to say I have been in nursing school for a long time. There were people of all ages. My LPN program had a woman in her 60's. At 24 years old you are not too old.
  12. by   CT Pixie
    Too old at 22? Then I should pack it up and forget about it.

    I was 38 yrs old when I started my LPN schooling. Graduted a couple months after turning 39.
    A few years later, I went back to do my LPN to RN program and graduated at 44 yrs old.
    I went back yet again to do my RN to BSN program and will gradute when I'm 47.

    No way are you too old. And you wouldn't be too old in your 30's, 40's or 50's etc.
  13. by   Red Kryptonite
    I always wonder at these people who aren't even halfway through their twenties and ask about whether they're getting too old for.....anything.

    Seriously, do they have a crystal ball that says they're dying at 35? Because unless they do, the question is ridiculous on its face. And even if they did, how is education, accomplishment, bettering oneself, ever wasted?
    Last edit by Red Kryptonite on Jan 18, '15