Skip Nav
50+ of the Best Dollar Store Finds
35 Facts You Learned in School That Are Completely Wrong
I Was Stranded in the ATL Airport For 48 Hours — This Is What I Learned

Woman Reminisces About Her 80-Year Career As a Nurse

A 102-year-old Newington, Connecticut resident named Dorris Wood Farrer is one of the oldest surviving graduates of a now-defunct nursing school. What makes Dorris so special? After she graduated from nursing school she had a career as a nurse for 80 years!

Dorris shared her story with The Herald of New Britain and I couldn't help but be amazed with the length of her career. After finishing nursing school in 1927, Farrer took her state boards in 1928. At the time, nursing students were considered to be on probation for the first six months to a year, and were only allowed to wear their official nursing caps once they had passed the probation period. To hear what Dorris had to say about being a nurse,


Here's more:

"Being a nurse is more than a vocation. For me it's life. It's working with people and helping them. You don't know when your first breath comes, and you don't know when your last breath will come. You just have to take advantage of every day."

Can you imagine working in your current career (or any career) for 80 years?


Fitbit Alta Tory Burch Bracelets
Prince Philip Over the Years
NYC Requires Changing Tables in Men's Public Bathrooms
Reasons to Get to Work Early
What Do I Do With Old 401k Accounts?
What Is Dead-Naming a Transgender Person?
What Kind of Retirement Fund Do I Need?
Gifts For Retired Parents
Why Retiring on a Cruise Ship Is Smart
How Can I Retire Early?
From Our Partners
Latest Affordable DIY & Organization
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds