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Is it too late for me?

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Hi, all!
I'm 31 and it will take me 3,5 years to become RN. So i'll be 34,5 when i graduate. Will I be one of the oldest new grads? At that age..new grad and.......... no RN experience?
I'll be 31 when I graduate. There a lot of people my age and older in my class. In fact, we have on student who is in her 60s. I say it's never too late to go back to school! Good luck with whatever you decide to do!

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Well, if you are too old, then I must be over the hill! I started getting doing my pre-reqs done and am ready to apply to a nursing program close by. I am 41 and the age thing doesn't bother me. I figure that I love what I'm doing right now. There is a lady in one of my classes who is 60 who told me that her friend is a few years older than her and they are supporting each other in continuing their education and completing the RN program. In many instances, people who have a few more years under their belts often are more clued in and have more motivation than the younger ones.

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You think 34 is old? oh dear.

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I turn 31 tomorrow, and I graduate from nursing school June of 2012 - I'll be 33... so my vote is "No". ;-)

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I'll be 42 when I finish. There are a few students older than me in my class.I figure I have lots of experience- already have a BS in Psych and had a career in social work, have raised three boys, and so on. You're never too old!!

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What a silly question to post. I will be done with my BSN when I turn 40.

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I teach in a BSN program. Nearly every year we have a grad in his or her 50s, and at least a few in their 30s. No, you are not too old. Think of it this way: Because the earliest you will retire is 66 (if no changes to the system occur), you have 35 years ahead of you to create a successful carreer.

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I'll be 52 when I grad....maybe i can use my schooling to get a discounted rate at the nursing home

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Wow! I don't think it was a silly question to post. I just think the poster may have needed a little encouragement. I will finish at 38 (actually 41 for my MSN) and I asked the same question, but I realized that I will be 38 regardless if I went back to school or not. Good Luck to you all

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Oh...my...goodness. There are plenty of "old" people in my class if that's what you want to consider yourself. At least 15+ students are over the age of 30. I think we even have 3 ladies in their 50's and a lot in their 40's. Don't let age be a factor and stop you from doing what you want in life. I doubt you would be the oldest in your class, especially with the economy the way it is. Every one seems to be going back to school. Good Luck!

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well, you are going to turn 34 anyway, god willing. do you want to be a nurse when you get there? or not? as far as age goes i am 41 and a new grad, and being an rn sure as heck beats being a cna, and the pay is better too. best, andie

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Quote from kalinkaHi, all!I'm 31 and it will take me 3,5 years to become RN. So i'll be 34,5 when i graduate. Will I be one of the oldest new grads? At that age..new grad and.......... no RN experience?
Author: jone  3-06-2015, 16:35   Views: 963   
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