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glmortel

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Tue Jul 19, 2016 5:07 pm

I've been seriously thinking of studying nursing next year. The only thing holding me back is my very short stature. Would my height be too much of a hindrance to be an effective nurse? Any suggestions or real life experiences related to topic would be greatly appreciated.Thanks

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Jul 20, 2016, 03:48 am

Thank you so very much for your discussion forum post.  You are very brave in discussing your height and your thoughts about it.  I am a nurse and I am 4 foot 10 1/2 or 4 foot 11 inches tall.  My nursing was geriatric and school nursing.  I worked in adult day care center where the clients were able to walk mostly, but some of them could not and I had to have help which is totally fine because nursing is a team effort and it is OK if you have two people helping to lift someone.  I think that you would be a excellent nurse.  Nursing is in your heart and you should do things that are in your heart and you can always get help from your co-workers if needed.  Go to nursing school and please become a nurse.  Good Luck to you!  

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Jul 20, 2016, 05:43 pm

@ duaneconnell  Every words of encouragement like this feels like another nudge in the right direction, so thank you so much for your kind words. I know i will find that courage soon. 

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