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Hi!

So I did renew my RN although I do not at this point plan to work again....yet??? Interested on hearing if any of you did something within the field after retirement? Red Cross? Doctors Without Boarders? Camp Nurse?

I had once thought about part time but honestly carry too much baggage from what was done to me at my careers end.

Thanks! Stay Well!

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TriciaJ has 39 years experience as a RN and specializes in Psych, Corrections, Med-Surg, Ambulatory.

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I did a bit of Red Cross nursing before I retired but have done no volunteer work since retiring 2 years ago.

I did renew my license last year because to let it go seemed so final. I won't be eligible to renew it again because I won't have met the practice requirement.

I currently don't have the physical stamina to nurse anywhere in any capacity. I'm finding my obligations closer to home are draining enough.

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I hear that! Before I left I did have a great deal of pain, often limping on my way to the car by the 3rd shift. And letting the RN liscence go is going to be very difficult. We worked so hard to achieve it!

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Daisy4RN has 20 years experience and specializes in Travel, Home Health, Med-Surg.

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After I retired from my full time job I worked per-diem at a few different places but have left those as well. It is hard to keep up with p/p, new info etc when you only work per-diem and quite frankly I was just done with nursing. If you mean volunteer work, those you describe require stamina, certifications etc, I dont have the stamina and dont want to do the work for certifications. I still have my license but am planning to let it go at next renewal, it will be hard but I really dont want to work as a nurse anymore so I am not going to spend the money.

Good luck to you!

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TriciaJ has 39 years experience as a RN and specializes in Psych, Corrections, Med-Surg, Ambulatory.

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Oh yeah p/p changes. I did do a few per diem days at my old job after I retired. Until they started training for the new and improved EMR system. That was the real end for me.

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2 hours ago, Daisy4RN said:

After I retired from my full time job I worked per-diem at a few different places but have left those as well. It is hard to keep up with p/p, new info etc when you only work per-diem and quite frankly I was just done with nursing. If you mean volunteer work, those you describe require stamina, certifications etc, I dont have the stamina and dont want to do the work for certifications. I still have my license but am planning to let it go at next renewal, it will be hard but I really dont want to work as a nurse anymore so I am not going to spend the money.

Good luck to you!

Yah....it takes alot of physical effort to do what I want here...gardens, lawn...ect.. And although better, I still carry hurt from the back-stabbers in my former job. That tells me a Big No!

Continued Good Luck To You As Well! Stay Well!

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