They should be force to retire


I have worked with a few old school nurses who weren't their anymore and they were making BIG nursing mistakes, but they still have the licenses. Now as hard as it to get one do you feel that they should be forced into retirement and stripped of their licenses?

GrumpyRN, NP

1,232 Posts

Specializes in Emergency Department. Has 41 years experience.

"I have worked with a few old school nurses who weren't their anymore".

Weren't their what any more....?

Have to assume you meant weren't 'there' any more.

Oh and, homework?

CT Pixie, BSN, RN

3,723 Posts

Has 10 years experience.

Running for a comfy chair and popcorn for the fireworks that are sure to begin.

But I'll bite...any nurse who is making 'BIG nursing mistakes' cannot hide for long. Others will notice and report it. From there its up to the powers that be, what happens to said matter WHAT his/her age.

psu_213, BSN, RN

3,878 Posts

Specializes in Emergency, Telemetry, Transplant. Has 14 years experience.

I've seen young nurses make BIG nursing mistakes. Should they be fired too?

loriangel14, RN

6,925 Posts

Specializes in Acute Care, Rehab, Palliative.

Let me guess. You're a new grad?


76 Posts

Has 3 years experience.

Hope I don't make any mistakes when I'm not my anymore.


14,633 Posts

Any licensed individual who is making "BIG" mistakes should be investigated for capacity to practice safely, regardless of the individual's age. This is not necessarily an age-related issue. However, newer, younger nurses should keep in mind that, eventually, it will be you the newer, younger nurses are criticizing because they want your job ...

Specializes in LTC Rehab Med/Surg. Has 16 years experience.
Let me guess. You're a new grad?

I don't think the OP is even a nursing student.

My apologies if I'm wrong.

llg, PhD, RN

13,469 Posts

Specializes in Nursing Professional Development. Has 46 years experience.

Given the large number of grammar, punctuation, and spelling mistakes in the original post -- I'm not so sure the OP is someone I would trust with much responsibility for other people's welfare. Maybe he/she is someone that other people are trying to get rid of.

Specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia. Has 46 years experience.

This is gonna be interesting......


292 Posts

I am just planning on working until a robot can replace me. hope I can make it that long without a big mistake.