From your experience, do most nurses work until in their late 60s or do they retire earlier than that (due to the physical nature of the job etc), I know many people in their 60s are in great physical shape, (my mom can run circles around me lol), but what is the norm?
I became an RN at 42 and retired from hospital nursing at 62. Too stressful and too physically demanding!!!! All I heard from the younger nurses after I turned 60 was "I'll never be doing this job when I'm your age!!" Yet I could run rings around many of them. I'd still be in my hospital job if they had safe pt/staff ratios, no MOT.........
Last edit by Hardknox on Mar 30, '04
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All the nurses in their 60s announced their intentions of retiring by end of year. That is three people retiring at same time. Quite a blow because they are all excellent nurses. Two will be turning 62 and one will be turning 65 sometime this year. All three of them are full time but only one may remain on as casual staff. The other two say they are just tired of the hectic pace. I am between 7 and 10 years younger than the three of them and I must say I can hardly keep up with them.
Last edit by oramar on Apr 6, '04
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