Can a short person be a nurse? - page 4

Hello Everyone! I have an unusual question to ask regarding nursing. I've wanted to be a nurse since I was in grade school. After high school, marriage and family obligations took over and I... Read More

  1. by   LPN1974
    I'm short, too, 5 ft and 1 and 1/2. Most problem I have is reaching stuff on shelves.
    They sure didn't design anything in my facility with short people in mind.
    They built some new medication cabinets for us, once, in the homes I have to go to, to deliver meds.
    I made my request to be sure and place those cabinets low enough for me to reach,
    and they did.
  2. by   MryRose
    Thank you all for your replies and helpful information.

    In Phys we watched a movie last night which showed a MD and RN working with a patient in bed.

    I began wondering if "shorties" ever have problems related to bedside care when assisting the MD???

    Any issues I should be aware of in this area that I can compensate for in any special way?

    Thanks a Bunch for all your help, you're wonderful to help me!

    Hugs!

    MaryRose
  3. by   rambisisking
    Quote from MryRose
    Thank you so much for your quick replys! I am quite relieved to know that there are other "shorties" out there doing well. I am so excited!

    I still want to know if anyone has encountered any problems with shorties and patient care.... I'd like to find ways to work around any issues beforehand. I'm known at school as the "researcher" lol..... always prepared.

    Again, Thanks a bunch for your time and kindness.

    Hugs!

    MaryRose
    I have worked in every phase of nursing in my 30 years, and I have had no more problem than I do putting my dishes away at home. I'm 5'1" a mother of 3 and Grandmother of 7 and now working as a private duty pediatric nurse in home. I would highly recomend working in peds. for people of our height, you a re much closer to the floor when they knock you down. It is only the size of your heart that matters not your body.
  4. by   MryRose
    Quote from rambisisking
    I have worked in every phase of nursing in my 30 years, and I have had no more problem than I do putting my dishes away at home. I'm 5'1" a mother of 3 and Grandmother of 7 and now working as a private duty pediatric nurse in home. I would highly recomend working in peds. for people of our height, you a re much closer to the floor when they knock you down. It is only the size of your heart that matters not your body.
    Thank you ! I am looking forward to my peds rotation..... I love children's hospital here. The staff seems to have a grand time too!:chuckle

    Hugs!

    MaryRose

    MaryRose

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