I work in a public school that has (what I think) is a good/decent pension. For me to get the best benefit out of it, I should stay a total of 30 years (I'd be 63 when I retire with a decent pension). For those of you in public schools
that have pensions- are you planning to stay and get comfy and eventually retire? Is school nursing just an interim thing you're doing while you have school aged children? What is everyone's long term career outlook? Nursing-wise, it's a great job. Stable, steady income, good benefits/pension, great schedule, etc. However I'm not sure about 26 more years! It just seems soooo long to stay in the same realm of nursing.
Absolutely. One of the main selling points for this job is the pension. I graduated nursing school
in 2010 so it was shortly after the stock market crashed. It took me 8 months to find a part time job since so many nurses that were anticipated to retire chose not to because their retirement was uncertain. I do not want to risk that happening to me when I am ready to retire.
Also, my insurance is incredible. My daughter broke her arm and needed surgery and the whole thing (ambulance, ER, surgery, overnight in hospital, follow up visits, meds) cost me ~$300 out of pocket.
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