Retired Nurses / Inactive Nurses

What happens when you retire or decide to no longer work as a nurse? Retired Nurses / Inactive Nurses is the place for you! Here is your forum where you can discuss your issues such as how to keep your license current, what to do with yourself now that you are retired, and how to re-enter the workforce.

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  1. Changing to a non-nursing career?
    by dakotadenise Sep 5, '11
    46
    andreasmom02
  2. Career Break
    by RABBY Apr 18
    3
    Havin' A Party!
  3. Burn out!
    by RABBY Apr 17
  4. Rn
    Rn
    by debbie123 Mar 30
    3
    ehembrook
  5. GA Re Entry Program
    by feofeo Apr 14
  6. Dilemma of an idle nurse
    by nixx7 Mar 24
    1
    traumaRUs
  7. Help! Failed NCLEX five times, out of school for 9 years
    by cpmom May 16, '10
    48
    JoJoAngel
  8. Return to nursing after more than a decade?
    by notsurewhattodo Nov 24, '12
    30
    Cricket183
  9. Active RN license for 3 years but idle for 5 years
    by frankie1220 Mar 7
    8
    Esme12
  10. PA licensed PN - out of practice for 6 yrs
    by dmbrown84 Mar 22
    1
    Sammy Mendez
  11. Inactive Nurse wanting to return to Nursing World
    by chichai Mar 13
    3
    sallyrnrrt
  12. I Miss Nursing
    by Cricket183 Feb 28
    8
    nursel56
  13. Refresher course without clinical hours...is it worth it?!
    by Elizabeth1 Feb 8, '11
    17
    ehembrook
  14. How to Return to Work after Raising Kids
    by jcemen Jan 27
    20
    jcemen
  15. Male Nurse will work for food
    by Jasano Jan 7
    13
    Biffbradford
  16. Taking different career path, but will always be a nurse by heart
    1
    notsurewhattodo
  17. HEDIS
    by mary6427 Jan 16
    2
    nurse8019
  18. Has anyone else quit nursing for these reasons?
    by CynthiaG Aug 2, '13
    24
    DosmoRN
  19. Unemployed for 2 years, No one wants me anymore.
    by lumbarpain Nov 19, '11
    30
    JTwin
  20. How did retirement changed your life? Was it a dream or a nightmare come true?
    by CJ NV Oct 3, '12
    16
    CJ NV
  21. Hanging It Up
    Article by VivaLasViejas Dec 23, '13
    55
    GinginRN
  22. Art in Medicine
    by Cathy4836 Jan 6
  23. MIchigan or Florida?
    Poll by somenurse Nov 20, '12
    13
    Havin' A Party!
  24. A question for the oldsters
    by Retired APRN Jan 2
    1
    Havin' A Party!
  25. who has left nursing ?
    by sabatical May 2, '13
    32
    Nashvillejeanne
  26. Trying to get back into the hospital after staying home with the kids.
    by sarahaldean Sep 8, '13
    19
    SoFloRN
  27. refresher classes
    by serenity05 Nov 11, '12
    13
    nursepenelope
  28. Retired Nurses
    by GreatGranma Nov 3, '13
    4
    Esme12
  29. surrendering my LPN license
    by rhopew Jan 10, '13
    9
    sallyrnrrt
  30. Medical retirement - inactive too soon
    by Retired APRN Oct 19, '13
    15
    Retired APRN
  31. No Experience Necessary
    Article by VivaLasViejas Aug 29, '13
    32
    LPN2BSNRN
  32. Which preceptorship to request to have best chance at getting hired?
    Poll by conscientiousnurse Oct 3, '13
  33. CNO Non-practicing class issues!
    by elleann11 Oct 1, '13
    2
    mrsboots87
  34. Moving to Las Vegas and taking a break from Nursing
    by LL2788 May 7, '13
    1
    Havin' A Party!
  35. The Unemployed RN
    by diamondeye Nov 2, '11
    43
    sallyrnrrt
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