over 40 too late for traveling?

  1. Hi, want to wait til I get the kiddie off to college before trying out travel nursing. Is this a good idea? Will I be as marketable then? Will it be harder in any way you can think of?

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  3. by   iamme8557
    42 year old RN with now about 8 years of experience.
    Just finished a year of traveling and loved it.
    Never too old for a challenging experience.
    Most really good travel nurses are late 30s to early 60s from what I have seen.
    A bit of maturity enhances this challenge it appears.
    Go for it, fly the nest yourself, I kept the nest for years and when I returned the darn thing was intact...imagine that.
    The little tweeters keep returning for info on how to enjoy life to the fullest.
  4. by   nurseyperson
    Go Travel!!! You need a lot of different skills to be a good traveller, among them experience, versatility and a good attitude.
    It can be the best thing that you have done or the worst, depending on how you adjust. Your age would be an assett. I had roommates that were in their 50 to 60s, and would travel for years to come. Good luck!!!!


  5. by   ERDoug
    Travel, Travel and when you think you are done travel some more!! I have been traveling for just over three years now and I love it. I am with a great company making a large amount of money and don't see stopping it any time soon. I think you are never too old to start. That is like saying the younger the nurse you are the better you are. I don't think so! The more experience the better. Go for it and keep us posted on how things are coming along.