This week I made and finalised a decision which marks the end of my working career. I decided not to renew my registration as a Registered Nurse. This allowed me to work within my scope of practice and it now expires at the end of next month.
I finished work almost 10 months ago but not renewing my registration rules an even more definite line between my working life and that of retirement.
Due to the nature of my work there are limited photos but here are a few that encapsulate the last 44 years.
Student nurse in starched uniform and cap.
A celebration in the tea-room with some of my operating theatre colleagues in the 1990s.
The workplace set up and ready to go.
Another tea-room celebration. This was my farewell afternoon tea when I was leaving Adelaide in 2000.
After more than 30 years of clinical nursing, I opted for a desk job for the final 10 years.
Even desk jobs have their fun and games.
Thanks for the memories.