Mature Nurses over 50 - page 2

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   nurse_robin
    Will be 46 next week :hatparty: ICU for me though I absolutely love Home Health and am thinking about going back if I can discipline myself to keep up on the paperwork.
  2. by   truern
    suzie q, who said anything about being mature??
  3. by   Havin' A Party!
    Quote from Su360
    ... I'm sure the patients will respond to a more mature attitude...
    Agree.
  4. by   Su360
    It is so nice to hear how you love your job. I think once we reach this age
    we wouldn't be doing what we don't love. Aren't the elderly wonderful...they are so precious...I too spent some time working in LTC and it was very rewarding......Great to hear from you....Best wishes in your practice.

    Regards,
    Sue






    Quote from HannasMom
    I'm 52 and a night shift charge nurse in a skilled/intermediate LTC facility. Love it!
  5. by   Su360
    Hi There,

    Are you working days and afternoons or are you still in school?
    How do you rate the workload and stress for us 50+ Nurses?? It looks like you work part-time...what degree are you seeking?

    Regards,
    Sue



    Quote from cawhappy
    I am 52 and currently in my first Med-Surg rotation at Macomb. I am currently working at Bon Secours part-time on the Med-Surg floor 3NE. I am waivering between going into ER, ICU or OB when I get my degree in October 2005.
  6. by   Su360
    Hi There,

    I am sure you are the cutest! How do you like HemoDialysis?
    Do you work full- time? How do you find the Hemodialysis work environment?
    Thanks for your response........

    Regards,
    Sue




    Quote from jnette
    56 in July and still cute !!!

    New RN as of a year and a half ago.... Hemodilaysis for past seven years.
  7. by   C_raye
    I'm a 53 year old LPN from Indiana, newly graduated and licensed, with a chance of getting my first my first nursing job in Michigan. If this happens, thank you Michigan!!!!!!
  8. by   hypnotic_nurse
    I'm 48 but practicing for 50 so I won't be surprised when I get there. (practicing for 50 = saying I'm 50 when people ask how old I am)

    And planning to work til I'm 70 because the exhusband really messed up my entire financial picture.
  9. by   suzy253
    Quote from truesn
    suzie q, who said anything about being mature??

    Count me in with this group!
  10. by   barefootlady
    Over 50, by a few. Med/surg nurse. Plan on working for a long time.
  11. by   moonchild20002000
    I'm 53 and working in an outpt. clinic.

    I think I may work for about 5 more years.
  12. by   scooterRN52
    Quote from C_raye
    I'm a 53 year old LPN from Indiana, newly graduated and licensed, with a chance of getting my first my first nursing job in Michigan. If this happens, thank you Michigan!!!!!!

    Hi C_raye,
    Congradulations to you! I started out as an LPN in 1989, then became an RN in 1991 at the age of 41 years old! I decided then that as long as there were people, we would need nurses, therefore I would always be able to work. At 54 I still work 12 hr. shifts in the hospital as an oncology nurse on night shift 7pm to 7am 3 nights a week. Nursing is hard work, but it can be very rewarding. Good luck in your practice as a new nurse, always remember to ask for help if you are not sure about meds or a procedure, better safe than sorry.

    scooterRN52 :hatparty:
  13. by   mattsmom81
    I like that term 'kissing 50'...I am there too! LOL!

    ICU agency nursing is my niche and favorite place; although I enjoy working some local rehab shifts as well for variety. Night shift is less stressful for me. I do find I am pickier about the physical workload I take on as I age...plus I've had some spine injuries and surgeries through the years with resulting arthritis. I also avoid working fulltime hours every week...and take time to rest and relax, and stay dedicated to a walking/excercising program.

    Working in nursing is doable for sure...just take care of yourselves fellow 'seasoned nurses' and we'll be on the job for many more years hopefully!

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