At what point are you too old? - page 2
Is there a magic age number when it becomes apparent that you are too old for the OR? I will be a guy at 37 years of age starting hopefully in the OR, what is my expected longevity?... Read More
Jan 2, '08Occupation: nurse Specialty: 3 year(s) of experience in general nursing ; Joined: Dec '07; Posts: 9; Likes: 3when u cannot perform any activity in ur life based on a disability and age.
Jan 2, '08Occupation: OR RN staff nurse currently, and not loving it! Travelling is the way to go. Specialty: OR, and more recently PACU and SDC ; Joined: Jun '07; Posts: 62; Likes: 17We just hired a 58 year old female to begin orientation soon.
We have a 68 year female who still works full time, takes call and works weekends.
I'll be here til they roll me out the back door! lol
Jan 3, '08Joined: Nov '06; Posts: 374; Likes: 142Whatever your age, take care of your health. Exercise. Do back exercises to strengthen your back to make back injury less likely. Nursing is physically demanding and stressful, so be good to your body.
Jan 8, '08Occupation: Mom, wife, RN Specialty: 5 year(s) of experience in OR ; Joined: Oct '04; Posts: 173; Likes: 104One of our per diem nurses is 70 and she's still doing one heck of a job
Jan 31, '08Occupation: RN Specialty: Perioperative; Gyn-Onc ; Joined: Jun '06; Posts: 30; Likes: 4Quote from cinjaI had to chuckle at your comment.... thanks I'm a "new grad" (graduated last May and worked as a gyn-onc floor nurse for 8 months) who was just recently hired in the OR. I'm 48 years old.Is there a magic age number when it becomes apparent that you are too old for the OR? I will be a guy at 37 years of age starting hopefully in the OR, what is my expected longevity?
Am I too old? Of course not! Am I as physically fit as I was in my 20's? Of course not! Can I withstand the rigors of OR nursing? Of course I can! I'm used to working 3 or 4 12-hr shifts in a row... so I think I can do 5 8-hour shifts. As for longevity, I hope to remain in the OR until I retire!
May 17, '08Occupation: operating room nurse Specialty: OR, community nursing ; From: US ; Joined: Mar '08; Posts: 79; Likes: 43Where I used to work, there were at least 5 nurses in their 60's. One per diem nurse was 74 and she was collecting social security while making $60-65/hr when she was in the OR. All the nurses want to be like her when they grow up.
May 18, '08Joined: Oct '06; Posts: 18Cinja,
I worked with an O.R. nurse who hung up her at 77 years old !!