40 something

Specialties CRNA


Hello everybody,

I am new to this board and to the medical field. I am currently being trained in a hospital to be a nursing tech. This is my first step into the nursing field. My ultimate goal is to become a CRNA. I already have a bachelors degree in a non nursing or scientific field.

I am basically starting over again. Anybody else out there in their 40's who are working on becoming a CRNA? Or someone who is already established as a CRNA, who did not start until there 40's. I would enjoy hearing the saga.

Oh, yes and somebody on the board said that they are from Tennessee on the board. I live in Nashville - a great city.





410 Posts

45 Y/O and 1 year/3 semesters to go. its all down hill from here!!! I have a final this AM so I'm off to study a bit more.

renerian, BSN, RN

5,693 Posts

Specializes in MS Home Health.

I am going to be 46 and am in my graduate program. Not the same as you were looking for but still school......



171 Posts

Just wanted to wish you luck on your road...it's a long one but very achievable. Although I am not yet even a SRNA, I am at a point in my life which I thought would never come.

Qwiigley, CRNA

564 Posts

Specializes in Nurse Anesthetist.

Am 39, just finished my 1st trimester. Good luck, its worth it.


49 Posts

~~~~~~~~ Soon to be 37!..............One semester down, 7 left! I, too, believe it is worth it! ~~~~~~~

They have a saying in colleges...........the older you get, the better you do, the more you retain, and the longer you can endure. :D :D :D :D :D

I will leave it there....lol


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