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What do you think? Honestly - page 2

Just like the title asks, I want an honest answer. I have been contemplating this dilemma for some time and actually about asking you guys what your thoughts are. I want some direct, honest ... Read More

  1. Visit  Racer15 profile page
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    One of my classmates that got hired in the ED is a big dude, and also worked as an EMT throughout our nursing program. He's pretty awesome and the ED is lucky to have him! I wouldn't let your weight hold you back.
  2. Visit  amoLucia profile page
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    Go for it!
  3. Visit  Bortaz, RN profile page
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    I don't weigh 300+, but I'm tired at the end of a hard, busy 12 hour day. I've gone home slap worn out by one little baby the size of my hand.

    If you work hard, you're gonna be tired, regardless of your size. Since you're going to be tired any way, you might as well work where you want to work. As to what people think about your size...well, I can't comment on those people due to restrictions in place on this forum against foul language.
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  4. Visit  ergoddess profile page
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    Quote from Bortaz, RN
    I don't weigh 300+, but I'm tired at the end of a hard, busy 12 hour day. I've gone home slap worn out by one little baby the size of my hand.

    If you work hard, you're gonna be tired, regardless of your size. Since you're going to be tired any way, you might as well work where you want to work. As to what people think about your size...well, I can't comment on those people due to restrictions in place on this forum against foul language.
    Amen!!!
  5. Visit  One1 profile page
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    We'd love you in our psych section! Don't let your weight hold you back. If you can keep up, apply to the ER. Good luck!
  6. Visit  BSNbeDONE profile page
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    What are you waiting for?!?!?!?
  7. Visit  LynnLRN profile page
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    At the hospital system I work for I've seen lots of big men working the ER without a prob. They actually come in very handy. I think it will be ok!
  8. Visit  rumwynnieRN profile page
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    Don't let your insecurity get to you -- one of my favorite teachers was an ER nurse who was by no means small. I really wish he had stayed teaching us (some stupid drama at school, but I digress), and he made nursing in general sound amazing, especially with his ER stories. I just passed boards too, and because of him, I remembered how to assess cranial nerves and IgMs and IgGs (...which actually helped on boards).

    Good luck with your ER pursuit
  9. Visit  shir977 profile page
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    I say get your butt into an ER!! The ER needs good nurses with field experience and I would welcome you in my ER any day. If you are a good nurse, take care of your patients and do a good job, I could give a rat's patootie how big you are. Like another poster said, I could use you around here when the occasional recreational user tries to charge me when I tell him no narcs :-) Course, the doc is usually hiding behind me :-0

    Seriously, get healthy for yourself when you are ready and in the right way. Don't you dare let that get in the way of you getting in the ER.


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