Nurses' Accelerating Pace Toward Retirement 'Striking'

An annual survey of registered nurses designed to measure career paths and satisfaction levels finds the intent-to-retire rate among RNs has jumped to 13%. It had been running at 6% in previous years.

2 comments on "Nurses' Accelerating Pace Toward Retirement 'Striking'"
Janice Freel (11/9/2013 at 2:41 PM)

I have dedicated more than four years to clinical nursing in various nursing specialties. At approaching 62 years old, I'm considering retirement by the end of 2014. Twelve-hour shifts, insufficient salary that commensurate with experience, Frequent changes in EMR documentation, laxity in patient care by young generation nurses are among my priority list which motivates me to retire. Currently, I'm pursuing entrepreneurship in the legal system whereby I may use many of my transferable nursing skills. Moreover, the fiery passion I once had for clinical nursing is rapidly fading.
VE (11/8/2013 at 3:44 PM)

As a older graduate just starting in the field at the age of 48 and unable to get a job due to lack of experience... I hope I find a job before im too old to work!


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