I’m not your traditional college student. What chance will I have for success?
Your chances of success in nursing school are much more closely related to your study habits and past success in school than they are to your age. The average age of nursing school graduates is in the mid-thirties, so a person aged 40 would be close to the middle of the age group. You would want to consider what other demands you have on your time as well. However, most nursing students today have families, jobs, and ‘commutes’ that they manage quite nicely using time management strategies and priority setting. Both of these qualities are as important for nursing as they are for life in general. Age is not a barrier for nursing school. The type of work, flexible hours, and variety of locations for working as a nurse make this career option attractive to people of all ages.
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