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  1. MY Swan Song

    Well, I guess I am retired, after 51 years of nursing. My last 5 years being in private duty. I worked hospitals, a correctional facility, LTCs, an LTAC, a WFH insurance gig, public health. I retired because I became too ill to work. I worked for my ...
  2. Emergent

    Non-Hospital Nursing

    I thought I was giving up on nursing, but now I have 2 easy nursing gigs. I'm doing a little home infusion. I am also doing a part-time occupational health nurse gig at a construction site for a data center. That consists mainly of watching Youtube...
  3. Fear of Retirement!

    Hi, I'm retiring at the end of January. I was an LPN for 15 years before going to college for my degree in nursing. I've worked in many different fields, med/surg, Angio/interventional, poison control, etc. I've worked in nursing in some capaci...
  4. I’ve been thinking a lot about getting older (and older) recently. For me, nursing was a second career. When I graduated from high school, I immediately started nursing school because that’s what you did in the 70’s. However, about 18 months later, I...
  5. gonzo1

    Exhausted from Covid

    20 year nurse, working full time ICU during Covid. I'm emotionally and physically exhausted. Wanted to do FMLA for a break but got a lot of pushback. Now I just want to quit and never go back. So lost as to how to proceed. I have almost perfect a...
  6. Version Fall 2019

    Thoughts of back to school always come to mind in the Fall. That doesn’t end upon graduation from high school, college, or grad school. We all should think of ourselves as lifelong learners. Nurses are no exception. We need to constantly seek more kn...

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  7. Reasons why: Useless, tedious online education modules Chaos from COVID Lack of adequate staffing Hammering nurses with meaningless requirements Gaslighting by management Masks never going away Ridiculo...
  8. Hello! I wanted to encourage nurses to take a look at their retirement plans as I run into so many who have no interest in saving for retirement at all. At the very minimum, save enough to get your maximum 401K/403B match. Example: My system matche...
  9. Carol Ebert

    Your Third Act

    Isn’t there a better way to frame this time of our life? Well, the good news is that there is! A good friend turned me on to Jane Fonda’s TED Talk called “Life’s Third Act” and I was transformed! That is the language I was looking for. I’m in my Th...
  10. Carol Ebert

    Is It Possible to Burnout in Retirement?

    And as I check in with others my age, I find several different paths that people take with their newly found free time. Take care of grandkidsTravelStart hobbiesStart a new businessGo back to school for a new careerRelax and hang out with friendsYour...
  11. "I did my time in the hospital", I reply when asked what kind of nurse I was. You see, I am a retired nurse with approximately 50 years of experience, primarily in public or community health. During the 60’s in my BSN program at the University of Ten...
  12. Carol Ebert

    Got 3rd Act Issues On Your Mind?

    Download allnurses Magazine Once you enter your Third Act all kinds of different thoughts start entering your consciousness. Here are some of my concerns I never had to consider before. I’m sure you have even more. Will I have enough money to live c...
  13. I saw the above meme and I started laughing. ? I quickly thought of the community and it made me wonder... Have you ever had a moment when you thought to yourself that it may be time to retire? Or, maybe you saw your co-worker do something odd and to...
  14. Download allnurses Magazine Elephant in My RoomI didn’t sign up for this annoying aging thing, but I am getting older. Apparently. I’m 66, at last count. Which I’d like to point out is my early middle sixties, not my late sixties, or even my late mid...
  15. Maureen Bonatch MSN

    When the New Workforce Is the Old Workforce

    Many of us begin planning for retirement early in our career with most of our concerns evolving around financial planning. Although it's essential to plan for adequate retirement funds, it's just as important to consider the psychological adjustment ...
  16. Retirement When?

    Passing visitors in the hall at my place of employment in long-term care with a confident, brisk gait-leaves not doubt I am "head nurse" for the evening, and very proud of it. Yes, my knees creak when I bend and any task kneeling on the floor is out ...
  17. Carol Ebert

    X-ploring your X-Factor

    Emotionally, those with the "X factor" have a way of making us feel good or inspired. Challenged or validated. In the music industry, you either have "it" or not. You either have the makings of a star, or you don't. In that industry, they believe you...
  18. Carol Ebert

    Boomer Fest Quest

    I have a “side hustle” wellness business and as I continue to age, the population I want to work with gets older too. So I decided if that is whom I want to reach with my message of staying healthy as you age, then I need to find them. And how do I f...
  19. Carol Ebert

    Wellness Works if YOU Work It!

    And where would we be without WELLNESS? It used to be just a buzz word, but now it is a life and death thing. If we are not well, we can't survive and thrive. And yet we continue to get sicker, fatter, in more pain, and more miserable despite the abu...
  20. Nurse Savings and Investing

    No, this post is not about bragging. It's about inspiring to help you see the possibility on what you can achieve with a bit of vision and hustle. So when retirement comes knocking, and you find your pension isn't quite buying all it used to, you won...
  21. VivaLasViejas

    No Experience Necessary

    I don't know about you, but I find perusing the job listings at my friendly local unemployment office to be quite entertaining. Where else could I find "opportunities" like working on an Alaskan fishing boat......becoming a cannery worker......learni...
  22. I knew it was too good to last forever. Today, in a meeting with my company's regional director of operations and the corporate nurse consultant, my Executive Director and I learned that we will both probably be let go if our building doesn't pass ou...
  23. Carol Ebert

    Aging or Ageless: What path are you on?

    Change your perception of YOUIf you think you are old, you will be old before your time.Don’t act your age.Stop feeling guilty when you are drawn in the clothing section of a store when teens hang out. Their clothes are more exciting and fun than th...
  24. VivaLasViejas

    Hanging It Up

    It seems almost unreal: in six days, I will don my scrubs, put my name badge on, and go to work at the nursing home like I have almost every weekend since last July. I will pass meds, listen to hearts and lungs, change a dressing or two, greet visito...
  25. ThePrincessBride

    PSA: Don't forget to invest!

    I guess this is more of a public service announcement/reminder... I was talking to a bunch of coworkers and became deeply disturbed by a certain trend: many Americans are completely ignorant in regards to retirement planning and investing and to...