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Wed Jul 21, 2021, 12:25 PM

Woman said to be oldest working nurse in the country retires at age 96 [View all]

A woman said to be the oldest working nurse in the country has retired from a Tacoma, Washington, hospital at the age of 96, according to NBC affiliate KING-TV.

Florence "SeeSee" Rigney served more than 70 years as a nurse at the MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital.

She began her career as an operating room nurse, just getting started as penicillin was introduced to the health care world. Since then, she's had very few "breaks" from her work, only taking a hiatus or two to care for her children, and one not-so-successful attempt to retire, which lasted only six months over 30 years ago, according to the local news station.

"I donít like to sit around ó Iíve always got to have something to do. Thatís my nature,Ē Rigney told the local affiliate. ďI donít know exactly what made me want to become a nurse, but it was something that I always wanted to do. I love to interact with patients and give them the help that I can."

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/oldest-working-nurse-country-retires-age-96-n1274521

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