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This Nurse Has Been Practicing for 70 Years — and Counting!

Side by side images of a nurse now, and what she looked like back when she started her profession
The nursing profession has changed quite a bit since Florence “SeeSee” Rigney, of MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital in Tacoma, Wash., began her career in 1946. From scientific advances to the evolution of nursing specialties to the emergence of scrubs, SeeSee has been at the front lines to witness the evolution of the nursing profession.

We spoke to SeeSee, who will celebrate her 92nd birthday during National Nurses Week this May, to learn how the profession has changed during her 70-year career, and to talk about what inspires her to continue working.

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