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Why Retire? Career Strategies for Third Age Nurses

Nurses are aging and the workforce is shrinking. Whether you’re a nurse or a nurse manager, you’re looking for answers.

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Nurses are aging and the workforce is shrinking. Whether you’re a nurse or a nurse manager, you’re looking for answers.

Join nursing expert Fay L. Bower and business/sociology professor William A. Sadler as they outline a solution using a new paradigm of aging"—the Third Age, a period of life stretching from age 50 to 75 that can be an energizing time for renewal and growth.

Why Retire? Career Strategies for Third Age Nurses offers strategies for:

  • Rethinking retirement
  • Tapping expertise of Third Age nurses
  • Directing nursing careers
  • Retaining senior nurses
  • Creating tomorrow’s nurse workforce
  • Expanding personal freedom

About the Authors

Fay L. Bower, DNSc, FAAN, 79, is founder of the Center for Third Age Nurses and chair of the Department of Nursing at Holy Names University, Oakland, California. She is the author of five books and 34 national and international articles. She is a frequent keynote speaker and is often interviewed for her expertise. She has more than 40 years of academic nursing leadership,including positions as president of Clarkson College in Omaha, Nebraska; vice president of the University of San Francisco; dean of the University of San Francisco School of Nursing; and chair of the San Jose State University School of Nursing.

William A. Sadler, PhD, is co-founder and director of research for the Center for Third Age Leadership and professor of sociology and business at Holy Names University in Oakland, California. He is the author of six books, including The Third Age: Six Principles of Growth and Renewal After Forty. Sadler is a Third Age Coach and a noted international speaker.