A new study/ research just came out in the past 2 weeks ( can't think of what it was called). It had to do with the nursing shortage and the current influx of older nurses. It stated that across the United States, the average age of nurses applying for nursing jobs,especially floor nurses, was age 50 years old.
If I can get the article again, I will post it.
Feb 21, '04
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48 and still pushin' gurneys, "transferring" patients and working 40+ hr per week in Cath Lab. I did change jobs to get off call, last year. Call me a wuss, but after 23+ years of being on call I decided to stop it.
Feb 22, '04
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I am 50 and working on a spinal cord injury unit and returning to school for my BSN through Phoenix on line. You are never too old