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Advice from nurses with back issues

Hello everyone, I just have a question for those nurses on here. I'm about to start nursing school soon and worry I won't be able to get through it with my back problems. I'm worried that I won't be able to get through clinicals. Do you have any advice to help me get through them or is it worth it with my preexisting problem? Thank you everyone. 
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  • Hi there,

      I'm not a nurse but have worked in Fire/EMS for 30+ years.  I have several friends that are RN's and I feel safe telling you that if you have back problem's now you better get it addressed before going to school!  You are going to be on your feet a lot not only during clinicals, but your whole career.  Most all nurses buy the top of the line shoes for work because they are on their feet so much.  If you have an advisor at school, I'd suggest you have a talk with them to get their perspective.

      I don't mean to be a buzz kill, but I'd really hate to see a post from you in two years saying you've paid $$$ and can't complete school due to your back condition.  Best of luck!!


    Keith

    Several Epidurals, L4-S1 360 ALIF, Numerous Facet Joint Injections, RFA x2
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