Can someone who requires a wheelchair still pursue their dream of becoming a nurse?

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  • Can someone who requires a wheelchair still pursue their dream of becoming a nurse?


Answer #1 | 21/12 2013 16:31
Of course you can still become a nurse! Your only limitations will be those you place on yourself! Good luck! :)
Answer #2 | 21/12 2013 16:33
yes, just employment options will be limited. if u need a chair that eliminates u from many job positions. ask your self , how are u going to move a bed patient.
Answer #3 | 21/12 2013 18:16
A nursing school teaches its students to do bedside nursing. A new grad from nursing school is trained to do inpatient nursing. Fast forward a few years – said nurse will be experienced enough to go into management, or to do case manager, or to review charts. The problem is that you cannot skip the first few years which teaches you the experience you will need later on. Nursing school does not teach you anything that has to do with case managing or reviewing charts. It takes a few years of experience under your belt to even be considered for such a position. One of my previous jobs – all I did was calling the patients on the phone after they left the hospital. It was technically very easy, but they did not have any brand-new nurse is right out of school working alongside me. I had to make some very important decision on the spot (and I have no one to really consult) – that is something a new grad nurse is not expected to do. So realistically, you will not be able to function as a nurse even when you are in school. I think this answers the question that you have and it is very unfortunate. On the other hand, I met a medical student who only has one leg. She was walking around using a pair of crutches and successfully became a physician. I also met an allergist whom I worked with last year who only had one arm, and she was limping because one leg was shorter than the other. I don't know the degree of your disability, and I think we need more information.

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