Average nurse practitioner retirement age

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    Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

    Does anyone happen to know the usual retirement age for NP?
    I'm trying to figure out if this is a job I could be working well into my late 50s.

    Thanks for your input!
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    I don't know if there are statistics for that or not. All I know is I have been practicing for one year and I'm 46. My goal is to be in a place where I can continue to work on a part-time basis until I die. Seriously. I think retirement is generally unwise unless a person is going on to do other good works with their talents and blessings. As long as my mind is sharp and I continue to love people, I want to work.
    JeanettePNP and BCgradnurse like this.
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    Yes, that is my hope as well. I want to pursue a job where I am not physically limited to retire when I want to keep on working and support my family.
    BCgradnurse likes this.
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    Lol. I'm in my mid50's and plan to go another 20 yrs...
    JeanettePNP, BCgradnurse, myelin, and 1 other like this.
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    Quote from traumaRUs
    Lol. I'm in my mid50's and plan to go another 20 yrs...
    Haha! I'm 51 and starting NP school in Jan...plan on a good 20+ year career in psych...why not?
    BCgradnurse, myelin, jennijacks, and 1 other like this.
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    I'm 52 and the youngest in my practice, by almost 10 years.
    2015 and BCgradnurse like this.
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    Quote from BlueDevil,DNP
    I'm 52 and the youngest in my practice, by almost 10 years.
    How cool is that?!!
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    The best nurse practitioner I ever worked with was close to 80.
    ShannonRN09, BCgradnurse, and Esme12 like this.
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    I'm 51 and plan on working full time til I'm 70. After that, I'd like to keep on working part time til they carry me out.
    2015 and JeanettePNP like this.
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    I'm 37, and I'm planning on at least another 30 years as an NP. With the way things are going with the economy, who will be able to retire before 67?


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