What do you think? Honestly - page 2

by LatinRN1 3,197 Views | 21 Comments

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 responses. I recently finished... Read More


  1. 2
    Don't let your size keep you from your dreams! In my ER, sometimes we RELY on our big guys...as a source of intimidation, if nothing else! Also, running the halls of the ER will drop the pounds. I started the ER in August at 5'11" 326 lbs. I'm down nearly 50 lbs
    midmichiganRN and twinkletoes53 like this.
  2. 1
    My honest answer: Nursing is not a one size fits all. We have people of all shapes and sizes who work in the ED. As long as you are physically able to do the job than it shoudn't matter.
    twinkletoes53 likes this.
  3. 2
    Thank you guys for the responses; you guys have honestly giving me the confidence and push I need it to apply and go talk to the ER manager and tell them I want to work in the ED.

    You know, you guys are really amazing and for that, I thank you with all my heart!

    Thanks
    canoehead and twinkletoes53 like this.
  4. 0
    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.
  5. 0
    Go for it!
  6. 2
    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.
    canoehead and VivaLasViejas like this.
  7. 0
    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!!!
  8. 0
    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!
  9. 0
    What are you waiting for?!?!?!?
  10. 0
    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!


Top