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I have decided to retire!

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by jrbl77 jrbl77, RN (Member)

jrbl77 has 41 years experience as a RN and works as a Retired RN.

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After 41 years and 8 months and at age 62 1/2, I have decided to hang up my stethoscope! And it feels good to have made the decision. 

I remember when I first came to Allnurses, during an period of burnout in 2009. Lots of folks were a great help. I made it 10 more years.

So much has changed during my years of practice.I think that one of the best advances I have seen was the development of the wound vac. We were all skeptical  at first and putting a wound vac on in the beginning was a challenge. I haven't applied one for the past 5 years, but when I did it was so much easier than all the cut and fit. 

People ask what are you going to do. I have a whole list of what I want to do including what ever I want, when I want to. And most importantly- it won't be my problem any longer! I ordered a tee shirt that says just that. 

I thank God that I was allowed to do what I did for so long. 

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OldDude works as a School Nurse.

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Amen!! What an awesome experience for you to "move on." I know you've left a trail of good along your career path. Take care of yourself and enjoy the next phase. I am soooo jealous! 

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Jedrnurse has 25 years experience as a BSN, RN and works as a school nurse.

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I'm curious- will you still keep your license, or let it 'go'?

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Daisy4RN has 20 years experience.

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Congratulations and best wishes as you move forward doing what you want when you want. Thank-you for your years of service. I too am jealous but not too far behind you. Godspeed!!

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Daisy4RN has 20 years experience.

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42 minutes ago, Jedrnurse said:

I'm curious- will you still keep your license, or let it 'go'?

A close friend of mine retired about 8 years ago and just now finally let it go. I guess she kept it just in case (but never used it).

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Davey Do has 35 years experience and works as a Behavioral Health RN.

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18 hours ago, jrbl77 said:

After 41 years and 8 months and at age 62 1/2, I have decided to hang up my stethoscope! And it feels good to have made the decision. 

 

Congratulations,jrbl. The very best to you!

It's good to know when to hang up your stethoscope.

I'm not quite there yet:

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Been there,done that has 33 years experience and works as a case manager.

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Congratulations!

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traumaRUs has 25 years experience as a MSN, APRN and works as a Asst Community Manager @ allnurses.

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Moved to Retired Nurses!

Congratulations!

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tnbutterfly is a BSN, RN and works as a Content/Community Director @ allnurses.

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Congratulations on your retirement.  Go now and do whatever you want... whenever you want.  

Enjoy the next chapter of your life with no regrets... other than wondering why you didn't do it sooner.

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dianah has 43 years experience as a ADN and works as a Cath Lab/Stress Lab/Cardiology Case Management.

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Enjoy the next part of your journey! (and stay in touch!)

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prmenrs has 42 years experience and works as a Re-retired.

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I remember walking into work one morning, feeling like the timer on the turkey had popped out. I was done. 

Retirement rocks. Have fun! Go new places, play with your family, find new hobbies. Sleep late. Take naps. Read. 

And, know that the job is well done. 

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llg has 40 years experience as a PhD, RN and works as a Nursing Professional Development + Academic Facult.

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I feel that day getting closer and closer for me.   My tentative date has recently been moved up a bit unexpectedly due to a housing and financial situation.   I am struggling to decide.  I always thought I had plenty of money to retire -- but now as the date is coming closer,  I am becoming obsessed with worrying about whether or not I have enough.

Congratulations jrbl77 for having the peace of mind to be able to make that decision.   I wish you the best of luck.

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