60 Year Old Unemployed Male Nurse

  1. Dear Nurse Beth,

    I am a 60 year old male nurse. I graduated with a BSN in 2017. Since then I have had two jobs already. The first was at a maximum security prison that I left after two months. The second was as a hospice RN in an inpatient acute care hospice working the night shift which I left after nine months because I started to feel my health was taking a hit. Now I'm not sure where to go given my age and experience. I am prior military.

    Dear 60 Year Old,

    You might consider dialysis as it's a day job, assuming the nights were taking a toll on your health. Sub acute may also be an option because it's easy to get into without much experience, as is Behavioral.

    Register on indeed.com to see what's available in your area, and apply. The main goal is get employed and if it doesn't work out, make sure you have another job lined up before you quit.

    Best wishes,

    Nurse Beth
    Author, "Your Last Nursing Class: How to Land Your First Nursing Job"...and your next!
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