Fay L. Bower, DNSc, FAAN, and William A. Sadler, PhD
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
At 79, and with three “retirements” behind her, Fay L. Bower, DNSc, FAAN, is founder of the Center for Third Age Nurses and chair of the Department of Nursing at Holy Names University, Oakland, California. 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. Bower 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.
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 and James Krefft, PhD, are co-authors of Changing Course: Navigating Life After Fifty. Sadler is a Third Age Coach and a noted international speaker.
Advance Praise for Why Retire? Career Strategies for Third Age Nurses
“This wonderful book characterizes the saying ‘We arent getting older. We are getting wiser and better!’ Now and in the foreseeable future, our ability to improve the health of individuals and communities is dependent upon the availability of a qualified, experienced workforce. The nation needs nurses in their Third Age in a variety of roles to assist with the burgeoning growth of novice nurses. This book explores the possibilities that exist for nurses to continue their work in human caring. It is a must-read for nurses who are considering retirement.”
–Linda Burnes Bolton, DrPH, RN, FAAN
Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, California
“In Why Retire? Career Strategies for Third Age Nurses, Fay Bower and William A. Sadler present a powerful vision for individual and social renewal—one capable of revitalizing the health care workforce and enhancing the well-being and financial security of an entire generation of nurses. They couple this perspective with a compelling blueprint for realizing these ideas in ways both practical and timely. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in realizing the vast opportunity present in the aging of the baby boomers.”
Founder/CEO of Civic Ventures
Author, Encore: Finding Work That Matters in the Second Half of Life
“This beautiful book is a must-have for everyone to create a life of significance for the Third Age and beyond. You will be transformed by a personal journey of envisioning possibilities and intentionally executing your idealized professional and personal future for the second half of your life. Enjoy the transformation!”
–Karlene M. Kerfoot, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer
Aurora Health Care
“This book will be especially helpful to nurse leaders seeking ways to extend the work life of experienced nurses nearing the traditional retirement stage of their career. Organizational examples help establish a new work paradigm for these valuable members of the nursing workforce. Using the six principles of the Third Age years, the authors provide a positive approach to aging and how Third Age nurses might reinvent themselves to continue a satisfying career that remains central to the caring profession of nursing.”
–Joyce C. Clifford, PhD, RN, FAAN
President and CEO
The Institute for Nursing Healthcare Leadership
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