Mature Nurses over 50 - page 13

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   CITCAT
    have you considered parrish nursing www.ncf.org you mentioned ministry this is christain nurses fellowship they have nogroup in fla something to think about?Also they may be able to helpyou , Exceptional nurse.com I think thats the website lowercase letters. I believe they assist nurses that are exceptional dont give up the ship dear nurse there are still things to be done you never know.
  2. by   scooterRN52
    Quote from CITCAT
    I am glad for this site I am 50 too and I am so glad to see nurses still out there i shows you that age is not neccessarily a factor or is it?
    I did not become an RN until I was 41 so age is only a number to me. I have a large mortgage too, so I'll be working for a while longer.:spin:
  3. by   RyanSofie
    50 and proud of it! Am currently on hiatus from nursing...needed a break from the madness!
  4. by   Bluehair
    51, working in ICU. About 30% of the ICU staff is over age 50 in this unit. Nurses under age 35 is only about 30% of our staff.
  5. by   RyanSofie
    If your in Michigan you may have seen the nurse honored in the nursing newletter sent out in Michigan...she is 86 and still working full time in longterm care.I had the pleasure of working with her..she ran circles around me. I was tired after 2 days in a row she would do 10 days straight! I know the young new grads think we old fuddie duddies should move aside but you will find in nursing...we are not so well pensioned and provided for in retirement so we stay and stay and stay..The vital thing is to continue learning and to realize that after graduation. It is important to continue learning as in any medical field there are advances and changes going on everyday..We "older" nurses need our own forum.
  6. by   kc319
    I am 54 and have been in Home Health for the last 8 years. Before that I was an E.R. nurse for 10 years.
  7. by   gonzo1
    I am 52, been a nurse for 6 years now in ER. Am very happy. I am doing 1 or 2 travel nursing gigs per year now, then return to my staff job whenever I want.
    The rest of the time I am out riding my harley, or glued to Allnurses.
    I work about 50 hours per week. Gotta make hay while the sun shines. And I am so very greatful that I am healthy enough to keep up the pace.
  8. by   VivaLasViejas
    I am turning 50 in three months, and I find that my focus is changing as I get older---suddenly it's no longer about the quantity but the quality: of life, of work, of everything. I'm leaving my DON job because I no longer want to spend 50 or 60 hours a week at work. I'd rather have a little less money and a little more time to enjoy life.........I love to garden, to play on the computer, to read, and just to make the most of my time with family. There's more to life than simply increasing its speed. I want to LIVE until I die!
  9. by   Grace Oz
    [quote=vivalasviejas;3158477]i am turning 50 in three months, congratulations in advance, marla! where and when is the party and am i invited??!! and i find that my focus is changing as i get older---suddenly it's no longer about the quantity but the quality: of life, of work, of everything. i'm leaving my don job because i no longer want to spend 50 or 60 hours a week at work. i'd rather have a little less money and a little more time to enjoy life.........i love to garden, to play on the computer, to read, and just to make the most of my time with family. there's more to life than simply increasing its speed. i want to live until i die![/quote]
    the very reason i retired at 51!
    i'll be 58 in december and going strong! :d
    savouring each and every day, and loving being my own boss!
    as i've stated previously: nursing served me well. i served it well. we're even. it's now my time. :typing
  10. by   Grace Oz
    HAHAHA!!!! I just re-read the title of this thread .... it has the word MATURE in it. Given the meaning of that word; I'm thinking a MATURE person wouldn't be playing on a computer posting "smilies"??!!! LOL

    Then again, what is retirement for, if not for allowing your inner child to emerge and have fun with the toys we never had in childhood!!! LOL
  11. by   seajay
    I joke that this is my last "YOUNG YEAR", because I will be 60 in December. I am the 11pm-7am charge nurse in an OB/GYN unit.
  12. by   Cyn2school
    I'm 52 and just getting started. I would appreciate any advice for a "mature" student nurse.
  13. by   aviator411
    Quote from O2BSN2B
    I'm 52 and just getting started. I would appreciate any advice for a "mature" student nurse.
    Well, at 52 you've got at least a couple of good years left. I just became a nurse this August at 64. In grad school now for FNP & NMW and mean as ever!

    You may find it a little difficult to overlook the youthful flaws of some of your classmates. You'll find that some of the younger ones are not very good listeners and that they have not discovered the value of life experience. Can get a bit annoying when you have to do group projects with them but they'll grow up some day. You've probably found, however, that most instructors do recognize the value of life experience.

    Good luck with it!

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