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Oldest Nurse in the U.S. Has Been Working For Almost 70 Years and For Her 90th Birthday She’s In for a Surprise

For almost 70 years, Florence “Seesee” Rigney has been working as a nurse in the surgical unit at Tacoma General Hospital in Tacoma, Washington. On May 8th, Rigney celebrated her 90th birthday with all of her coworkers.


According The Huffington Post, Rigney started working in 1946 as a student nurse at the same hospital. Now, she is the oldest nurse in the United States.

In 2013, MultiCare News shared her story, in which Rigney explained her desire to never stop.

“I love nursing, since I was a little girl, it was something that I always wanted to do,” she said.


“She can still run circles around people half her age, she’s very inspirational for the rest of us because she’s still working and she’s still sharp,” said her colleague, Julie Christianson, RN.

SeeSee still has no intention of slowing down. “I like being able to help people, I feel I’m blessed to be able to be here. I’ll just see what the future brings,” she says.