over 40 too late for traveling?

  1. Hi, want to wait til I get the kiddie off to college before trying out travel nursing. Is this a good idea? Will I be as marketable then? Will it be harder in any way you can think of?
    Thanks!

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    Irene
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   iamme8557
    Irene,
    42 year old RN with now about 8 years of experience.
    Just finished a year of traveling and loved it.
    Never too old for a challenging experience.
    Most really good travel nurses are late 30s to early 60s from what I have seen.
    A bit of maturity enhances this challenge it appears.
    Go for it, fly the nest yourself, I kept the nest for years and when I returned the darn thing was intact...imagine that.
    The little tweeters keep returning for info on how to enjoy life to the fullest.
    Deanna
  4. by   nurseyperson
    Go Travel!!! You need a lot of different skills to be a good traveller, among them experience, versatility and a good attitude.
    It can be the best thing that you have done or the worst, depending on how you adjust. Your age would be an assett. I had roommates that were in their 50 to 60s, and would travel for years to come. Good luck!!!!

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    nurseyperson

  5. by   ERDoug
    Travel, Travel and when you think you are done travel some more!! I have been traveling for just over three years now and I love it. I am with a great company making a large amount of money and don't see stopping it any time soon. I think you are never too old to start. That is like saying the younger the nurse you are the better you are. I don't think so! The more experience the better. Go for it and keep us posted on how things are coming along.

    ERDoug

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