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Average nurse practitioner retirement age

  1. 0 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!
  2. 20 Comments

  3. Visit  mammac5 profile page
    #1 2
    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.
  4. Visit  gentlerain profile page
    #2 1
    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.
  5. Visit  traumaRUs profile page
    #3 4
    Lol. I'm in my mid50's and plan to go another 20 yrs...
  6. Visit  mtsteelhorse profile page
    #4 4
    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?
  7. Visit  BlueDevil,DNP profile page
    #5 2
    I'm 52 and the youngest in my practice, by almost 10 years.
  8. Visit  mtsteelhorse profile page
    #6 2
    Quote from BlueDevil,DNP
    I'm 52 and the youngest in my practice, by almost 10 years.
    How cool is that?!!
  9. Visit  CapeCodMermaid profile page
    #7 3
    The best nurse practitioner I ever worked with was close to 80.
  10. Visit  BCgradnurse profile page
    #8 2
    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.
  11. Visit  kguill975 profile page
    #9 0
    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?
  12. Visit  nanno2nd2 profile page
    #10 0
    I just found your post, I am 49 and starting NP classes for mental health cert in fall..I plan on working at least another 20years..
  13. Visit  juan de la cruz profile page
    #11 0
    Interesting question. I have been in practice as a nurse practitioner since May 2004, when I was 34. I'm in my 40's, my ICU NP colleagues are between late 20's, 30's, to same age as myself (I'm one of 3 who are in our 40's). I'd like to do something different by the time I'm in my mid-50's possibly teaching or doing research and have been torn between a DNP or a PhD for years now. I intend to work until my late 60's outside of active clinical practice.
  14. Visit  tcimnp profile page
    #12 1
    I'm 57, just graduated from NP program. Got a great job easily. Plan to work the rest of my life, as long as Im safe.