With fewer new nurses entering the profession, the average age of the RN is climbing. According to the 2004 National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses released in February 2007 by the federal Division of Nursing, the average age of the RN population in March 2004 was 46.8 years of age, up from 45.2 in 2000. That means that menopausal women dominate the nursing profession. Remember, we’re grumpy, so you should always be nice to your nurse. I love Dr. Seuss. Here’s an email that I received from my mother. Enjoy!