At what age do you plan on retiring from nursing? - page 2

Was curious to know the ages at which most nurses plan to retire. Nursing will be my 2nd career so in my case I'm looking to work well past normal retirement age (an incentive of course to keep my... Read More

  1. by   Trailer
    I intend to work until I am 70, but I'm not sure in what capacity.
  2. by   llg
    Quote from Be_Moore
    Age 55 I will retire. 24 now, and instead of buying cars and having a car note I invest heavily into retirement. I work to live, I don't live to work. Nursing is a great career, but any career impedes into things that I want to accomplish in my life.

    What will you do about health insurance? That's one of my big questions. I have also saved diligently for retirement, but I will have to work at least part time to get good quality health insurance at reasonable rates unitl Medicare kicks in at 65. Have you found some solution to that issue that I am not aware of? I'd appreciate the information.

    Also ... my work is a way I contribute to society and I would not want to stop making a contribution. I find that I have more to offer as I age. My knowledge and skills have increased with experience and on-going education. I want to be a part of the world and use that knowledge and expertise as I get older. Being productive is an important part of my life that I would not want to stop completely. That's why the part-time option appeals to me. I can contribute the expertise I have gained over the years while still having plenty of time available to enjoy other things, too.
  3. by   oramar
    Quote from llg
    What will you do about health insurance? That's one of my big questions. I have also saved diligently for retirement, but I will have to work at least part time to get good quality health insurance at reasonable rates unitl Medicare kicks in at 65. Have you found some solution to that issue that I am not aware of? I'd appreciate the information.

    Also ... my work is a way I contribute to society and I would not want to stop making a contribution. I find that I have more to offer as I age. My knowledge and skills have increased with experience and on-going education. I want to be a part of the world and use that knowledge and expertise as I get older. Being productive is an important part of my life that I would not want to stop completely. That's why the part-time option appeals to me. I can contribute the expertise I have gained over the years while still having plenty of time available to enjoy other things, too.
    In my case, husband is working till age 66&1/2 just to keep me in health insurance till I get old enough to qualify for medicare. Of the two of us he is the healthiest and has the easiest job so he is the one going to work for another couple of years. It is not a big deal to him, he loves his work and will be at a loss when the day comes that he wakes up in morning and has no where to go. He does NOT work in healthcare.
  4. by   glasgow3
    Is "till I drop" an age?
  5. by   Christina1973
    I'll retire when I expire!
  6. by   cannoli
    80 or 89
  7. by   NICUQueen
    I retired from my state job this past January, as soon as I turned 60. My retirement allows me to keep our (dh & my) health insurance. Fortunately, dh is still working so my retirement check is just lagniappe!
  8. by   BerryHappy
    At the end of every shift...
  9. by   suni
    I would like to know what type of nursing you all do, I am 54 and a med-surg nurse. I really do not see myself being able to retire till 65 but I dream about it. My 401 took a hit with the stock market and health insurance is a hugh issue.
    My husband is a factory worker and who knows how long that will be before it closes.
    So just trying to hang in and survive.
  10. by   Sunflowerinsc
    I retired at 65 ,sort of. I took my full social security ( I think the year I was born (1940) was the last year you could collect your full SS at 65. I then went prn and worked the next couple years nearly the same amount of hours as before.
    This was a busy medical floor. Last year my mom had to move in with us so I was able to still work some, fill in for 6 or 8 hrs as needed. But my mom started needing more help that my husband could give her while I was gone So month or so ago I stopped all together. So I guess I am really retired now.
    I am rather sorry I did resign , I could have taken a LOA and arranged care for my mom. But with every thing going on , I guess I thought since I am nearly 69 that I should just go ahead and give it up.
    But I think I would advise to keep on working as long as you are able if its just once a week. Not working at what you know and love is hard --and makes you feel old. Have to work hard at not being retired and old!!!
  11. by   Isabelle49
    I plan to work until I am 62 - I have 2 years 4 months left. i will not work a second longer than that!

    Isabelle
  12. by   gcupid
    I'm unsure of when I will retire but I know that I will not be working full time as a nurse after the age of 28 years old.
  13. by   EarthChild1130
    I plan on working full time until hubby retires from the Coast Guard (10 years from now)...after that, I plan on becoming a hermit on our land! Seriously, we own about 130 acres of land in Mississippi and I plan on putting my house smack in the MIDDLE where NOBODY can bother me...then I can hunt, fish, and garden to my heart's content! I can ride my horses, tend my chickens and tomato plants...I might work part time for a few years as there is a forensic psych hospital nearby...but being a hermit is my life's goal!

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