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I’m 43 and want a new career. Recently I was accepted into a 24 month RN program. Am I too old to start a nursing career?

August 11th, 2021

No at all!!! I had a classmate who was 57 in Nursing school, and she’s doing great now!!

March 15th, 2023

You're never too old. I graduated with my RN at age 56.

August 18th, 2021

Never! Not a lot of people have the courage to start over later In life and it says a lot about you. And you also deserve to be happy in a career and every part of your life as much as possible. Nursing will give you so many options and push you to grow even more. Plus with your life experience you’ll be an even better asset to some of the people you work with and take care of. Keep going and good luck!

August 17th, 2021

Your never too old and we need all the help we can get so come on girl get going on the 24 month train and get out here 🩺😷

July 12th, 2023

NO--DO IT!!! I switched careers to nursing later in life and have never regretted it. You have more than 20 years until retirement, do something you feel passionate about. Nursing will change your life and there are so many opportunities. Congratulations on your acceptance to a program and I am so happy for you.


August 11th, 2021

You're never too old! The diverse nursing environments to work in will give you a career thatis never boring, and you will find many opportunities to find your niche'.

July 12th, 2023

I just got my nursing license at 38 years old. I was one of the oldest people in my class, which was very surprising to me. I thought there would be more career changers who were also interested in pivoting into a more personally meaningful sector. My program was very challenging for me, but I’m proud of myself for finishing and passing the NCLEX. Having older, new nurses is a huge asset, but can be socially challenging. Welcome to the field!

March 15th, 2023

Associate degree/RN at age 21, BSN at age 44, MSN/FNP age 51.
Go for it.