I have been in this profession a long time. I am able to retire at 56. Five and a half more years to go. I guess I'm just looking forward to doing something else. I have worked in the same government facility for over 20 years. Just need a break I guess.
Jul 16, '17
Try keeping your Nursing license active for a year or so. Do lots of other things. You may come back to the roost.
Aug 4, '17
Quote from egglady
I have been in this profession a long time. I have worked in the same government facility for over 20 years. Just need a break I guess.
Worked in the UK NHS for 35 years. Retired 3 months ago and do not miss it one little bit.
No more unsupportive managers, no more abuse from patients, no more games/drama from colleagues.
Sep 3, '17
I love my retirement from nursing. When I look back on my career, I am appalled at how stressed I was all the time - dealing with unsupportive management, time constraints, abusive patients, and the mountain of paperwork. I love what I do now. I am able to teach people how to get healthy and stay out of the sick care system. And I get paid to do that.
I just retired a month ago. I'm loving it. I now have the time to help elderly family members stay independent; I can finally maintain fitness goals and have hobbies. I, too, am appalled at how stressed I've been on an ongoing basis. My biggest retirement challenge will be getting my brain off the hamster wheel.