I will become a RN as soon as possible. As you see from this website, I am 59 and female. I will graduate at over 62. I am in good health, and look younger than my age.
I had a ICU hiring nurse manager from a huge Oakland County hospital in Royal Oak and Troy, who was taking one of my classes for her masters and she said to my face without blinking that she would never
hire me if I interviewed with her because of my AGE
! She said as far as she was concerned I would not be able to handle the responsibilities of ICU - of course that is based solely on her prejudgment of my skills and abilities.
My goal is to work in ICU, CCU, Cardio in a hospital. I have no interest in working in a nursing home. As a CNA, I have had my fill of the "environment" of nursing homes.
Does anyone have success stories, suggestions, and success in being hired (or sadly, age discimination experiences) at over 55 years old in hospital jobs?
I am looking for POSITIVE, ENCOURAGING feedback on specific hospitals that would be open to older RNs applying. But your PERSONAL EXPERIENCES of ANY kind are useful (especially if you include the hospital so I understand the context). I have learned after many years I will NOT try to open doors that the LORD has closed to me. I am looking for OPEN DOORS!
Have a wonderful, productive life! :wink2: