I would love to do ICU nursing and evnetually CRNA but I'm only 5 feet and 100 pounds female with a thin bone structure. I work out but don't have much upper body strength.
As a CNA, I had problems with pivot transfers and lifts when the patients were 130 pounds plus.
Mentally, I can handle ICU. I am in a top nursing school with a high GPA and I absolutely love it (usually)I also have a BS in chemistry. I know this doesn't mean i'll definitely be a great ICU nurse, but I do believe that I will be able to handle ICU someday.
Since I'm only 22, I' dont have joint problems (yet )
Can anybody rank the ICU nursing specialities that require the most physical strength? I am doing another preceptorship that is going to help me land a job there. Luckily, I have the choice of several ICU units. Given my physical strength limitations, which ones will have the least physical strength requirements?