Mature Nurses over 50 - page 5

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 wannabe
    Thank you for taking the time to respond to my question. It looks like I will be going for the ADN, which will at least get me into the field. Once I have a feel for what type of nursing I enjoy, I will seriously consider continuing toward the BSN. That was great advice - hope I can do it. I'm excited, and a little scared, but ready to take this on!!
  2. by   scooterRN52
    wishing you all the best in reaching your goal to become an RN. You'll be fine, just stay focused and determined!

    scooterRN52
  3. by   angel
    50 & lovin' it!!!!!
    Continue nursing in ambulatory care...no nights, weekends & gov't holidays off...its great & enjoy the patients too; lots of education
  4. by   scooterRN52
    Quote from angel
    50 & lovin' it!!!!!
    Continue nursing in ambulatory care...no nights, weekends & gov't holidays off...its great & enjoy the patients too; lots of education

    No nights and weeked and holidays off sound nice! Night shift is getting very hard to do, I'm 54 and still working 7pm- 7am 3 days a week. I will probably change to day shift in a year or so. Like I said in one of my posts
    before, I go to the gym, so I can continue to do my job.
    scooterRN52
  5. by   blinks
    Quote from scooterRN52
    Hi,
    I'm envious, you live by the water, just where I would love to be!
    Im not from your state, but I came across the message boards one day, and the subject was nurses over 50 years old. I've ended up talking to some really nice nurses.
    I will work 12s until I retire, as I like the extra days off, don't you?
    You are lucky to have found a mate in the same profession, I'm divorced and will probably remain so, at this point We do need more males in nursing, it would make for some positive cultural changes in the profession.

    scooterRN52
    I am a 54 year old male RN (will be 55 in July). I spent the first half of my 20 year career in med/surg & oncology and the second 10 years in LTC. To be honest, I am finally getting tired of working with women. Too old for the drama, I guess. Maybe being in management magnifies that issue. I am thinking 7 more years full time then maybe half-time after that. Depends on how the market treats my 401K. I came to this board to get some ideas for semi-retired work opportunities.
  6. by   blinks
    Quote from jnette
    56 in July and still cute !!!

    New RN as of a year and a half ago.... Hemodilaysis for past seven years.
    and how cute is that?
  7. by   CarolineRn
    The nurses I work with who are over 50, are my favorite nurses to work with. I don't know what happens when we get there (Still have a little over a decade til then) but I've noticed that the nurses over 50 are a lot calmer, and seem much more secure in themselves than many of us younger ones. I do think someone hit the nail on the head when they said that those who are still nursing at 50 and beyond (and also the ones who decide to go back to school!) probably really love nursing, and maybe that has something to do with the better attitude-- just speculating here, because I am aware that there are some nurses of all ages who are miserable no matter what, but the ones I work with who are over 50, are really my favorites to work with. :hatparty:
  8. by   CarolineRn
    Quote from blinks
    I am a 54 year old male RN (will be 55 in July). I spent the first half of my 20 year career in med/surg & oncology and the second 10 years in LTC. To be honest, I am finally getting tired of working with women. Too old for the drama, I guess. Maybe being in management magnifies that issue. I am thinking 7 more years full time then maybe half-time after that. Depends on how the market treats my 401K. I came to this board to get some ideas for semi-retired work opportunities.

    Blinks, LOL at the drama!! I can relate, and I'm a woman! Sometimes I want to tell some of my co-workers, "I hope you don't choke on that hairball, you catty thing!"
    Last edit by CarolineRn on Jan 8, '05 : Reason: word in wrong order
  9. by   scooterRN52
    Quote from blinks
    I am a 54 year old male RN (will be 55 in July). I spent the first half of my 20 year career in med/surg & oncology and the second 10 years in LTC. To be honest, I am finally getting tired of working with women. Too old for the drama, I guess. Maybe being in management magnifies that issue. I am thinking 7 more years full time then maybe half-time after that. Depends on how the market treats my 401K. I came to this board to get some ideas for semi-retired work opportunities.
    Blinks, I can't believe this, are you from Alaska? I was there in june 2004, it is a beautiful place, very clean and pristine.
    I too will probably work full time until I'm 62, then go part time, like you said, it depends on the status of my 401k. I worked in LTC as a nsg. supervisor and unit manager in the mid. 90's. I am currently in an oncology
    hospital on a specialty unit for head,neck and thorasic surgery and telemetry. I'm working as a staff RN there for the past 8 years and love the autonomy. I like 12 hr. shifts which give me more time off, so I can get to the gym and spend time with friends. I will probably supervise when I go part time, but I will stay at my present hospital because it is a great place to
    work, nice people, good pay, and great benefits!

    Good Luck to you, scooterRN52
  10. by   letina
    This thread has really lifted my spirits. I just turned 50 and decided it's time for a change, so I'm hoping to relocate to the US from UK, absolutely love Florida!
    I'm waiting for ATT from FL BON to take NCLEX but I'm at the mercy of CGFNS right now, waiting for my credentials to be evaluated.
    At first, I doubted if I was doing the right thing, thought maybe I'd left it too late to start nursing in a new country, but after reading threads like this I feel much more reassured. Thanks everyone :wink2:
  11. by   Jonty45
    Hi Sue, 60 next month, working FT in a Level 1 Trauma/Neuro SICU.:hatparty: party on!!
  12. by   Audreyfay
    I'm 48.5. I will celebrate my 29th year in nursing this year. I work full time as a diabetes educator and telephone triage nurse. I hope to be working the day I go home. I know that if I retire, I will become a couch potato. Currently I work 52 hours/week. I am married to a wonderful guy who is a priest in the American Catholic Church of the United States. We are celebrating our 10th anniversary.

    I love nursing and am so happy that all my friends were going into it back at high school graduation, which prompted me to go into the nursing program also!
  13. by   scooterRN52
    Quote from Jonty45
    Hi Sue, 60 next month, working FT in a Level 1 Trauma/Neuro SICU.:hatparty: party on!!

    Good for you! you must stay in good shape, do you work out at a gym?
    scooterRN52

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