I have just gotten blurry eyed reading the experience thread and noticed (again) how many times age seems to be a detriment in being a SRNA. But the recent stats posted about board pass rates show that "older" students still had a first time pass rate of 89%.

So my questions are: from everyone's experience in school, what is different about the older students in your program? How do they compare to the average student both in grades and clinically? And have you seen any difficulty in the old timers keeping up with the youngsters?

If you are an older SRNA, do you have any tips, advice, words of wisdom to share?

Thanks in advance,
Eileen