Mature Nurses over 50 - page 11

Hi, I'm taking a poll......who is still in Nursing and 50 or over and what field are you in!! Sue age 56 :chuckle... Read More

  1. by   donsterRN
    The title of the thread caught my eye...

    I'm a student, and will be 51 at graduation. However, that says nothing about my maturity level!!!
  2. by   Karley9336
    Congradulations!!! I am 49 and have just graduated myself. I cannot imagine what made me wait so long to attain my lifelong dream of becoming a nurse. I have just switched over from med-surg to OB and plan on working at least 20 more years and attaining my BSN and Masters in the meantime. Good luck to you.
  3. by   sinusrhythm66
    Hello all, From a 52 year old .Employed full time in a PACU. Total years in Nursing = 30. No regrets.
  4. by   FrustratedLPN
    Over 50 here, working as a floor nurse in LTC/Skilled Care with 16 yrs experience.
  5. by   Over50NewCareer
    the title caught my eye (I'm 50) but I noticed the original post / question was from 2004...anybody that originally posted still nurses / still read the forums?

    I'm about to start classes - will be 54 when I graduate, but I'll probably continue on for my Masters and/or go into research.
  6. by   webbiedebbie
    I will turn 50 in 2 1/2 mos. My husband tells me I don't look one day over 35!!!

    After graduating 18 yrs ago with ADN, I trained and worked in L&D, then sat for Certification and passed! My main focus had always been OB/GYN. I also was a Childbirth Educator as well as Breastfeeding Coordinator. I also worked in Assisted Living (the other end of the spectrum) for about 6 mos. Even tried working in 2 different OB/GYN Dr. offices (to get off of night shift) but didn't appreciate the lower pay.

    I don't work in the hospital anymore. I have been in my present position as Telephone Triage RN for 2 yrs now and I love it! It is a great alternative for me than floor nursing! I certainly don't miss the 12-hr shifts....I only work 6 hrs/day, 5 days/week!!!!!
  7. by   Havin' A Party!
    Quote from Over50NewCareer
    ...anybody that originally posted still nurses / still read the forums?...

    All them Oldies have probably passed on by now.
  8. by   wizap
    I turned 50 this year. I am a Charge Nurse at night. I work in a Frontier Hospital, and pretty much do whatever comes in the door. I love my job!
  9. by   suanna
    Hey! I'm 49 and 9mos but there are so many <30s out there I feel like I'm a fossil. Glad to know there are some 50+ that are still in the trenches. I work CVSICU for 20+years. Nights!
  10. by   scooterRN52
    Quote from Havin' A Party!

    All them Oldies have probably passed on by now.

    I'm still working in the hospital fulltime 12 hr. nights and I saw this thread in 2004, so most of us are still going strong!!!!!! I answered Sue.:spin:
  11. by   Tweety
    Quote from webbiedebbie
    I will turn 50 in 2 1/2 mos. My husband tells me I don't look one day over 35!!!
    Smart man! At least he learned this lesson in his "how to be a husband" class. LOL
  12. by   CITCAT
    yup 50 years old boomergeezer iseem to be relating better to those in agegroup oh no i am getting old . Are we gonna have our own forum?
  13. by   blinks
    After 10 years at a SNF, I returned this past year to acute care bedside nursing. When I left acute care at age 48, most of my patients were older than me. That was certainly the case in long term care but now most of them are younger than my 58 years. I am grateful for my health and I appreciate that my nursing skills now include the wisdom that comes from simply having survived this long.