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    Ive read articles about older nurses that no longer consider retirement because of the unstable economy, how true is this?

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    Very true...... If I can find some articles, will post 'em.

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    Update to my previous post; I start my new [full-time] job next Monday. It's a small hospital about a quick 15 min drive from my house. Going back to the OR, where I started my healthcare career over 15yrs ago. Most likely I'll re-retire in another 15yrs.
    Cary James Barrett, RN, BSN


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    Cary,

    Good to see you out there. Just curious, have you checked into your local VA? There may not be a "paying" position for this, but you have a lot to offer. I think your heart is heavy and hurting. Giving to your brethren in a way that only veterans experienced in combat can understand could be therapeutic to both parties however, only you know if you're ready for this. I believe that your experience and background are invaluable to all of us but particularly to the returning vets.

    R

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    Quote Originally Posted by cougarnurse View Post
    Very true...... If I can find some articles, will post 'em.
    thanks! it is very clear that, with few nurses considering retirement and a large number of new nursing graduates, there are a lot of unemployed nurses every year and some nurses will be taking jobs far from their educational backgrounds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricu View Post
    Cary,

    Good to see you out there. Just curious, have you checked into your local VA? There may not be a "paying" position for this, but you have a lot to offer. I think your heart is heavy and hurting. Giving to your brethren in a way that only veterans experienced in combat can understand could be therapeutic to both parties however, only you know if you're ready for this. I believe that your experience and background are invaluable to all of us but particularly to the returning vets.
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    Ricu, appreciate the kind words. You hit the nail on the head... I'm not ready for such a position as Vets helping Vets. Except, I did volunteer for out-patient group therapy, two different 12 week programs. In the past (while on active duty), my preference was always 1:1 therapy. I have a new perspective on the value of Group Therapy at the VA. We all understand what the other is talking about [Combat, in one form or another].


    I'm very thankfull of this new opportunity to rejoin civilian nursing.
    Cary James Barrett, RN, BSN


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    My job description not only includes Circulator but Scrub Nurse & PACU RN. I love it!
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