How old is "older?" I am 62 and received my RN license 3 months before my 21st birthday. I could administer narcotics before I could legally buy alcohol! I have been working as an RN most of the last 41 years and my plan is to continue until my mid-70s as long as my body cooperates. My kids are adults with kids of their own, there is no man to cater to, and I do what I want. Retirement is boring.