At what age do you plan on retiring from nursing? - page 4

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   midlifecrisis1
    That's inspiring, I am 50 years old and just got accepted into UAB Adult Primary Care, NP program. I start this fall. I have been a nurse for twenty-two years. I always wanted to be a NP but life got in the way. The kids are grown and parents are doing well. This is my chance to do what I really want Before I retire. I plan on working for as long as I can. Although my dream job is coming late in my life, it's better late then never. I am glad there are others out there like me.
  2. by   NurseCard
    Planning to work until somewhere between 65 and 70, or at least go to part time/PRN then!

    I worked with a nurse a couple of years ago that had to be in her mid 70's at LEAST.
    She worked PRN, but worked just about every night. Great lady.
  3. by   Hay Nars, RN
    [font=book antiqua]hmm, it is a bit too early to tell but if i continue on this pace i should be ready to retire mid 50s! (:'
    which is a long way to go, mind you seeing as i just turned 24 on friday.
  4. by   rita359
    I think the federal defecit will have more to do with when one can retire than anything else. Soon ss and medicare will take up so much money the government won't be able to pay full benefits. I think it is estimated we will get 75%. Will have to have a lot of backup money to take a 1/4 reduction in income

    As for me, I hope to work part time until I can't anymore.
  5. by   klone
    Probably 55. My husband and I have hopefully invested wisely and would like to retire early, relatively speaking.
  6. by   Vinniesguy
    I work with a nurse who's in her 70's and as yet has no plans to retire - she works 3-4 evenings a week.
    I will probably drop my hours at 65 and do a couple of days a week - depends where I'm at when I reach that age!
  7. by   caliotter3
    My first supervisor was on her third call back from retirement, in her 70's, and told everyone she needed to work because she needed the income. She was an RN for more than 50 years. I remember when she retired for the last time. She told the DON not to call her to come back again and cancelled her RN license to make certain that was the end. She couldn't wait to sell her house and move back to her original home. Only wish I could be proud of more than 50 years as an RN and being so valued that my last employer called me out of retirement three times.
  8. by   Ruby Vee
    when my husband is 62. i'll be 59. he'll have to support me and we'll have to live simply. all part of the plan.
  9. by   FLmomof5
    My plan is d/t nursing being a 3rd career choice...

    I am 50. I plan on working in the hospital until I get my MSN (by Aug 2014). I then plan on changing to VA or Navy(civilian) nurse....I have 5 years federal service, so I can retire 15 yrs later....(2019 or 2020). That makes me about 67 or 68.
  10. by   crb613
    I will be 56 in a few days. My hubby and I are thinking somewhere between 59 1/2 - 62. We have tried to invest & plan....and will have no debt. I don't know if I will be ready to stop working or not.....and I worry we won't have enough money. Hubby on the other hand says we will be fine!
  11. by   Been there,done that
    After the global economic meltdown.. with the usually lousy nursing retirement plans...

    I expect to retire right after I croak..

    While slinging my last bedpan.
  12. by   missladyrn
    As soon as humanly possible. My body has had enough.

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