where do old nurses go? - page 6

I am 56 years old and have been a nurse for 34 years. My body is wearing out from all the wear and tear over the years of nursing. So my question what is there for us old nurses? How do we figure... Read More

  1. by   muffie
    have a simply wonderful time

    watch out for those romantic italians !
  2. by   manettohillnurse
    This thing has taken on a life of it's own !!!!!!! I have some good pills - Vicodan, zoloft, xanax. No need for any booze, but the houseboy sounds fabulous !!!!!!!!!!!!
  3. by   prmenrs
    The med student/house boy sounds absolutely brilliant~~~best idea yet!
  4. by   rpv_rn
    Quote from fairyprincess06
    teaching many schools need nursing teachers to have nursing students. so if you need something as a 2nd career many schools could use teachers to keep the shortage of nurses down!
    keep in mind that minimal qualification for teaching in the clinical area at a.d.n. level is a bsn. instructor usually does not lecture, as msn is required (california). note, however, that those instructors who are in their 50s following students in the clinical area find the work exhausting.

    also there are vn & nursing assistant programs where one could teach that may have different educational requirements, ie, bsn not required.
  5. by   NRSKarenRN
    Quote from prmenrs
    The med student/house boy sounds absolutely brilliant~~~best idea yet!

    Massage...oooooh ahhhhhhh... I'm next in line to sign-up if back and arms included.

    I'll skip your candy bowl....instead my Chef2b son will become our chocolate and herbal tea "supplier". :smiletea:

  6. by   insightful

    Thanks everyone for you responses. Its good to know that I'm not alone. Great ideas. I especially like the nursing home for old nurses. However, I want Margaritas instead of tea.
  7. by   insightful
    I was a school nurse for 3 years. Loved it. Unfortunately, my school system decided that they no longer needed full-time nurses and cut the hours to 4 hours a day. Nurses are now covering several schools. The secretaries and teachers are handling all health problems and injuries -- interesting since I was the only person at the school I worked who was BLS certified!
  8. by   insightful
    Actually, why don't we just put some ativan in the air vents and keep us all calm.
  9. by   insightful
    We could string the Ativan into necklaces. Gum them when we need to. Does Ativan go with the Margaritas I plan to have served to me every afternoon? I hope the server is 21 years old, on steroids, and named Sven....and the uniform is a Speedo.....okay I plan to be a dirty old lady.
  10. by   prmenrs
    We're going to need a number of [young male] attendants: masseusses (sp), bartenders, chefs, foot rub specialists--basically we need them to fetch and cater to our every need and want!
  11. by   muffie
    we could try astronaut diapers !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  12. by   VivaLasViejas
    Quote from muffie
    we could try astronaut diapers !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  13. by   cappuccino
    endoscopy? infusion centers? shift supervisors? agency nursing 1:1 cases. good luck