How old is to old

  1. How old would be too old for a ER nurse? Like a Trauma II hospital?
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  3. by   TheCommuter
    If the 'old' nurse is in decent physical condition and has no mental impediments that affect the thinking or judgment, the person is not too old.

    Although I do not work in the ED, one of my coworkers is a 70-year-old nurse who has excellent judgment, a witty mind, good physical health, and can move faster than nurses half her age.
  4. by   Glycerine82
    I would say you are too old if you are dead. Other than that I can't see what age has to do with it. Maybe someone is not well enough or not fit enough but that can happen at any age.....

    "No day but today"
  5. by   nurse2033
    I hope it is 49. Because then I can retire soon!
  6. by   ChristineN
    I think the answer would vary depending on the capabilities and health of the nurse. I have worked with some nurses that were in their 70's that were still going strong.
  7. by   hiddencatRN
    32. I turn 32 in a week and am definitely getting too old for this.
  8. by   Overland1
    As long as the walker does not interfere, it's all good.
  9. by   Pixie.RN
    In my former ER, I worked with a nurse who was in her 70s. She finally just retired, happily. Age is but a number!