Mature Nurses over 50 - page 9

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   rntoben2008
    Quote from deacn
    Yes, I have, but I don't have a BSN, so it's pretty much impossible to do that around here.
    Well, I know my advice will sound far fetched, but consider going back to school, even if it is just one class per semester, a lot of classes for RN to BSN are online now. It will open some doors for you. I wish you lot's of happiness and good luck, don't burn out yet, we need you.
  2. by   Treasure30
    Close to 50, I still love nursing. Been out of the military 2 yrs, prior to 12 years of nursing in the civilian world. I'm into the travel nursing whenever I get a chance (I'm 18 months married). I still love nursing.
  3. by   scooterRN52
    Quote from walk6miles
    I will be 59 in December; have no plans to retire unless my body gives out! I love my job (right now in Chest Pain Center). I have worked nights 98% of my career and would not dream of changing.

    Good for you!, I hope I can be that optimistic about nsg when I reach 59,
    with my mortgage and being single I wil lhave to work until I'm at least 62-66 years old.I have been working evening shift, but I'm going back to nights 7p-7a 3 12hr. shift a week. Don't care for all the politics on days!

    scooterRN 52
  4. by   gradRN2007
    hi,
    starting my first nursing job at 51.5 years young!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    passsd nclex and starting in a intemediate cardiac icu on the 24th, have been in the lab for 30 years! very nervous!!

    i will have a preceptor for 6 months and will work t-w-th 7p-7a. so excited after 10 years of 8 hr nights!!
  5. by   gradRN2007
    it is so nice to read positive replies about nursing and working, maybe it's the over 50 thing!! especially for a new grad!
  6. by   salwalwol
    Well, I'm 53. Been in Nursing for 32yrs. The last 20 in ICU. Working nights 12h shifts. and I'm starting to feel my age. The plan was to retire @ 55, (I work for the VA so I can retire @ 55 with 33yrs.) But we're doing some major remodeling of the house so I might stay for a few more yrs.
  7. by   rntoben2008
    Quote from gradrn2007
    hi,
    starting my first nursing job at 51.5 years young!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    passsd nclex and starting in a intemediate cardiac icu on the 24th, have been in the lab for 30 years! very nervous!!

    i will have a preceptor for 6 months and will work t-w-th 7p-7a. so excited after 10 years of 8 hr nights!!

    congrats are in order!!!! way to go on the boards...and i love the unit you are going on, i have considered that area myself, however, i thought you had to work med/surg for a while before being able to go there. good luck to you and you should feel really proud of yourself.
  8. by   MrChicagoRN
    Remember Jack Benny?

    He stayed 39 for decades.

    We are aging better now, so I will admit my age as being 49.

    I was 49 last year, too.

    And I plan to remain 49 for at least the next 5 years.
  9. by   Ita
    I'm turning 61 next month. 39 years of various nursing specialties, many years in Alternative nursing in collaboration with three medical practices. Rhythmical Massage as extention of nursing skills since 1988. Home health nursing past three years, now considering hemodialysis nursing...thanks for a great question!
  10. by   Summer69
    Graduated in 1970. Have been in long term care the entire time. My goal is to become the PERFECT old lady. All kidding aside, I have never regretted not having hospital experience.
  11. by   rn/writer
    Hey, what about a thread for immature nurses over 50! We need love, too, ya know.
  12. by   scooterRN52
    HI Sue.

    I happened to check my email and found a statement I wrote in about a couple of years ago, I can't believe this thread is still going on.I am 57.5
    years old and about to return to night shift, 3 12 hr. shifts a week. I was on days, but I can't take the politics.I will make more money on night shift.
    I will do this for a year or so, then I'll probably look for something in outpt.
    dept until I cut my hrs. back.
  13. by   scooterRN52
    Quote from scooterRN52
    Hi Sue, you can include me in your poll. I am 54 and work on a med-surg unit doing 12 hr. shifts 7pm to 7am. fulltime! My specialty is oncology, also
    telemetry.

    scooterRn52
    I'm 57.5 years old now and still working in oncology, I tried days and didn't like it. I am going back to nights. 7pm-7am (3) days a week and every other weekend.

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