People in the USA are now living longer and able to work more years than they have in the past. That is one of the reasons I went back to school for nursing at age 52 and graduated at age 54 and started my first nursing job at age 55.
I am the only person I know who has done it this late in life, but I am now making more money than I have ever made. I am not working the long hard hours that I used to work to make ends meet. I am doing something for humanity.
I am really happy I did it. This is probably the best decision I ever made in my life. I only wish I had done it 20 years ago.
I truly love being a nurse. By the way, I work in a long-term acute care facilty called Grace Hospital here in Cleveland, Ohio.