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Is age a barrier?

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by Endo.J Endo.J (New Member) New Member Nurse

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Hi

I am just wondering if any of you (particularly management or older nurses) think that age is a barrier when finding work?  My daughter married a Texan and is moving back to the Austin area next year, we are seriously thinking about following.  I know I can use and agency and I think I know the most of the process involved but if I am in my 50's when this goes ahead will I still be marketable?

Thanks in advance

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Hi There, 

I am a new graduate who did my clinicals on many different units in several different hospitals around Austin. I can’t speak personally on these barriers, but I will say I did meet many 50+ nurses during my practice, even some who began nursing as a second career just a few years ago. Austin is a very transient area and there are always new hires of all ages coming in, so it’s not normally the case where older nurses are only there because they have already been with the hospital for 10+ years. I’d say your experience makes you extremely marketable with so many young people wanting to live and work in Austin. On another note, I would recommend looking into the Seton health network, I feel they have the best atmosphere and work environment of all of the hospital systems I’ve been at. Best of luck! 

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Thank you so much for your reply.  I have 25 years experience ranging through neurosurgery, general surgery, medicine, ICU, ER and Endoscopy.  Thank you for the tip about Seton, inside information is always useful. 

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