You’ve devoted years of your professional career contributing to society by providing direct care, research, education, and leadership. But with retirement on the horizon, what’s next? Through the shared stories of 26 retired nurses from around the world, you’ll discover that the skills and achievements you have gained in nursing form the foundation for a meaningful transition into retired life.
Redefining Retirement for Nurses will help expand your ideas of retirement by sharing opportunities available to you and enhancing your understanding of how to leverage your talents in new ways. Authors Joanne Evans and Patricia Tabloski present experiences from retired nurses who have found meaning in various paths they have chosen after retiring from full-time nursing positions. Whether you are considering a “second career,” volunteer opportunities, travel, or relaxing at home with family and friends, this book will provide the advice and tools you need to envision what your retired life should look like.
About the Authors
Joanne Evans, MEd, RN, PMHCNS-BC, has been a nurse for over 45 years. She retired from her full-time position as Assistant Director of the Credentialing Knowledge Center at American Nurses Credentialing Center in 2014. She is the owner of Healthy Nurses… Healthy Communities and lectures nationally on plant-based nutrition. Evans travels the United States in her RV, spending time with her family and friends as well as continuing her professional and volunteer work.
Patricia A. Tabloski, PhD, GNP-BC, FGSA, FAAN, has committed her career to teaching, practice, administration, and research of gerontological nursing since 1978. She serves as Associate Professor at the William F. Connell School of Nursing at Boston College. She enjoys spending time with her family and volunteering in her community, including serving as board Secretary to the Sudbury Council on Aging and Executive Vice President of BayPath Area Agency on Aging.