So.... How many years have YOU been a nurse?? - page 3

Searchin for the longest experienced nurse out there. Was just wondering as I was thinking about all the tremendous changes nursing has brought about through out the years. Nursing doesn't seem the... Read More

  1. by   gomernurse
    31 years.......my feet hurt!! lol
  2. by   karenG
    qualified as a state registered nurse in Dec 1982- my mum is still working as a nurse and she qualified in Dec 1957! thinks she deserves a long service medal!!

    Karen
  3. by   itsme
    I was a CNA before becoming a nurse and have been a nurse since 1994. Almost 10 years- where has the time gone??
  4. by   suehp
    I have been qualified 14 years this coming December. Dont know where the time has gone!!!:roll
  5. by   nowplayingEDRN
    1 yr as a candy striper, 6 months as a CNA and 11.5 yrs as an RN..........and it seems so long ago some days and yet others it seems like yesterday. God bless and congrats to all with 15+ yrs and high honors to those with 20+ You guys/gals are my heroes.
  6. by   Sekar
    Me - 21 years (Damn, has it really be that long?)
    My wife - 8 Years (she went to Nursing at 36 years of age, she had always wanted to be a Nurse)
  7. by   BMS4
    My mom became a nurse in 1961, still working.

    I passed my boards last October, started working in January. So I've been practicing 7 months.
  8. by   BMS4
    I love nursing (hate the bulls@i# though).
    Amen.
  9. by   dianah
    28 yr, plus one year candy-striping.
  10. by   BernieO
    3 years as a nurse aide then
    30 years as a RN as of June 6, 1973.
    Got the legs, feet, & back to prove it.
  11. by   P_RN
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    got the legs, feet, & back to prove it.
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    can i get an amen sisters and brothers?????????
  12. by   lee1
    36 years as a critical care RN, still working in a high acuity unit, graduated nursing school 1967, still feel young enough presently to possibly do this another 7-8 years.
    Don't get medical retirement benefits anyway until 65 when Medicare kicks in.
    JUST got a defined pension though which will give me credit for ALL my previous years worked anywhere. Maybe, now, can retire with some dignity as 403B has not been making great money last 4 years
  13. by   WhiteCaps
    I planned to work 10 years. It's been 28 years! Some people don't know when to quit!

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