I am a 20 y/o BSN-RN, and I have had a couple of patients tell me that they didn't feel comfortable with me being their nurse due to my age. One lady even requested a change of nurses, with a coworker. She had CHF and was taking Digoxin. Well, I walked in to ask my coworker if she had the PCA keys, and I heard her say "Ms. So and So, I've got your digoxin ready for you," and the lady's heart rate was in the upper 40's. I asked my coworker (in her 40's) if she was sure she wanted to give it, and she was positive. So I pulled her to the side and told her that it wouldn't be a good idea. So she asked every nurse on the floor....just to find out I was right. Just because someone is older doesn't necessarily make them a better nurse because they have more "life experience".