How long have you been a nurse

  1. I was thinking and realized that I'm coming up on my 30th year of nursing. When I started we still wore dresses, hats and stockings and carried a pinned fob watch. Everything was done on paper and patients still smoked in their rooms. A lot of years have gone by but I'm still here. How long have you been a nurse?
    Last edit by Brian S. on Jul 20
  2. Poll: How many years have you been a nurse?

    • 0-5 years

      28.66% 47
    • 5-10 years

      20.73% 34
    • 10-15 years

      13.41% 22
    • 15-20 years

      4.27% 7
    • 20+ years

      32.93% 54
    164 Votes
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  4. by   meanmaryjean
    41 and counting
  5. by   ICUman
    Only 3 years, but it's been great!
  6. by   cleback
    8 years, doesn't feel that long.
  7. by   RNperdiem
    20 years, mostly per diem. At 45 years old I am one of the older nurses on my unit.
  8. by   TruvyNurse
    5 years and it has flown by!
  9. by   sallyrnrrt
    46 years and at 69 yrs., still got game
  10. by   Been there,done that
    35 years, more than half my life. Could be why I'm a little touched in the head.
  11. by   AJJKRN
    7 years so far. My favorite number too!
  12. by   VivaLasViejas
    21 years. I haven't worked as a nurse in 4 years, but still hold an RN license.
  13. by   JBudd
    37 years,last 21 in ER
  14. by   Davey Do
    Quote from Rocknurse
    How long have you been a nurse?
  15. by   AnnieOaklyRN
    Quote from meanmaryjean
    41 and counting
    Damn you're old!!!