At what age do most nurses retire?
- 0Mar 18, '09 by linda2097Do most nurses retire at age 65? Or does the stress of the profession cause most to retire earlier?
- 0Mar 18, '09 by lpnfloridaI think the question would be, would most of us like to retire early versus inability to afford to retire. It is affected by of course ones own retirement funds set up at a young age. Whether a person is single or married. Whether or not ones home is paid off or are you still paying on a mortgage. Easier for married people to retire early versus single people.
My age group is not able to retire until 66 1/2 with full social security benefits.
- 1Mar 18, '09 by traumaRUs, MSN, APRN, CNS AdminI'm 50 now (ugh I even hate to type that). I went back to school at 42 for my BSN, then MSN, then post-MSN APN certificate and I'm heading back to school in August for another post-MSN certificate. All in the name of working until I die!
Seriously, I don't truly think retirement is not working - I think that I will probably work in some capacity till I'm literally too old to do it. My father retired at 62 with full pension, had two homes, plenty of money to do what he wanted to do.
When my husband and I look to retire, I don't see that rosy of a future - I think we will be helping our son and his family out (he is currently laid off and his wife is pregnant) and/or not have enough saved to retire.
- 1Mar 18, '09 by classicdame GuideI plan to work till I am 67 andmaybe part-time after that. But I got off the floor 7 years ago as it was too physical. Now I am an Educator pushing chairs and tables and ice chests around - no such thing as an easy nursing job I guess. Since I lost most of 401K I plan to work---------------
- 0Mar 18, '09 by llg GuideMany nurses "ease into" retirement. For example ... they may transfer into jobs away from the bedside that are less physically demanding ... they may switch to part-time employment ... etc. rather than go suddenly from "full time staff nurse" to "retired" all at once.
Many nurses "semi-retire" while their children are young and never go back to full time employment. Others "officially retire," but continue to do volunteer work or a little part time work to keep involved in their communities and maybe earn a little money.
To paraphrase the late General Douglas McArthur, "Old nurses never retire. We just fade away...."