Mature Nurses over 50 - page 10

Hi, I'm taking a poll......who is still in Nursing and 50 or over and what field are you in!! Sue age 56 :chuckle... Read More

  1. by   suzieqRN59
    I moved from California to Michigan 5 years ago. I was burned out from nursing and have taken that time off to get myself, mentally and physically, in shape. Bad Feet!! But, now I think I would like to return to work at the small hospital in our town. I feel a little nervous about my skills. They are still there, but I think I have forgotten alot of things. I just ordered a book from Lippincott. Can't remember the name exactly but it's basically going over 700 procedures. I thought it might help me get back in the groove mentally.
  2. by   alltsonm
    57 - just finished accel BSN at OU and starting in oncology at Beaumont. Finally I feel belonged and welcomed !!!!! Oncology is a wonderful field for mature nurses....I LOVE Michigan Oncology Nurse meetings!!!!!! metrodetroitons.org is the greatest
  3. by   michigooseBSN
    67 years young and still loving elementary school nursing. Got burned out with hospital nursing though.
  4. by   scooterRN52
    Quote from alltsonm
    57 - just finished accel BSN at OU and starting in oncology at Beaumont. Finally I feel belonged and welcomed !!!!! Oncology is a wonderful field for mature nurses....I LOVE Michigan Oncology Nurse meetings!!!!!! metrodetroitons.org is the greatest
    Hi.

    Just want to say welcome to the world of nursing and oncology I have been in oncology for many years and would not change that. It can be very rewarding. I work in a hospital and sometimes it is very tiring but people with cancer are different, they are special, they really need us. Good Luck to you in your nsg career.


    ScooterRN52 :
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  5. by   Jonty45
    Hi Sue

    I'm 62 working in Critical Care, 1300 bed hospital. Worked in SICU at Pitt County Hospital 2003-2005 before returning to UK. God how I wish I'd stayed in NC.

    Jonty
  6. by   SusanKathleen, RN
    Hi,
    I'm in my 50's, and after working for the last 24 years as a high school teacher, I'm doing an accelerated BSN second career! Can't wait!
    Regards, SusanKathleen
  7. by   squeaky50
    I'm 50. I worked briefly in med-surg/oncology then ICU for a total of 27 years of nursing. Went back to school, now I teach nursing at a state university. Love it!
  8. by   aviator411
    Quote from Jonty45
    Hi Sue

    I'm 62 working in Critical Care, 1300 bed hospital. Worked in SICU at Pitt County Hospital 2003-2005 before returning to UK. God how I wish I'd stayed in NC.

    Jonty
    Jonty,

    This is perhaps a bit off-topic but would you be willing to offer a comparative opinion of the socialized UK health care system vs the way we're doing it here in the US?

    Perhaps our moderator will route your response appropriately.

    John, student nurse, age 63
  9. by   scooterRN52
    Quote from squeaky50
    I'm 50. I worked briefly in med-surg/oncology then ICU for a total of 27 years of nursing. Went back to school, now I teach nursing at a state university. Love it!
    Good for you! Ihave always wanted to teach. but never went back to school and wis I had. I am now 57 and must work to pay amortgage so I am considering going back to an accel program which will take 2 years one day a week for a BSN.
    I have an ADN now, so I have 80 or so credits.
  10. by   scooterRN52
    Quote from ethelbsnrn
    I am not yet 50, but I am just curious of how you are preparing for your retirement which will be in 15 years. What advices would you give to younger nurses?

    Ethel
    I have been putting money in a 401k at work for last 10years or so. I am 57 years young. The advice I am going to give is; Save now and put money in a 401k or 403b where your company matchs a certain % of what you put in. This is free money and everyone should take advantage of it as soon as it is available to them. I only wish this was available sooner for me,because I would be able to retire with more money! I put 10% of my pay in my 401k, that is all I can afford
    with paying a mortgage. I will probably work FT untilI am 66 years old.




    scooterRN52
  11. by   aramsgirl
    I'm 52 and have been a RN for 20 years now. I presently am in cardiac progressive care and love it. I finished getting my BSN (originally had an ADN degree)
    this last January and I am now in a MSN/MHA program. I figure you are never too old to learn so why not?

    I agree with saving money through the 401k or 403b programs offered through your employment site. I have done this since the early 90s saving 15% from my paycheck. I love watching this grow.
  12. by   scooterRN52
    Quote from aramsgirl
    I'm 52 and have been a RN for 20 years now. I presently am in cardiac progressive care and love it. I finished getting my BSN (originally had an ADN degree)
    this last January and I am now in a MSN/MHA program. I figure you are never too old to learn so why not?

    I agree with saving money through the 401k or 403b programs offered through your employment site. I have done this since the early 90s saving 15% from my paycheck. I love watching this grow.
    Good for you!! I admire you and glad that you are putting that much away in your retirement savings. I am looking tnto an accellerated BSN program, then maybe I'll do a MSN program, if I can keep up the stamina I need.
  13. by   Insurance RN
    53 here........working in Case Management for a health insurance company and loving it.

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