I'm in school taking my pre-reqs for the nursing program and I have a question about the amount of physical labor you all do. I sustained a rt distal radius fracture when I was 17 (I'm 27 now) and was deemed 35% disabled in my wrist by the ortho dr. I already have some arthritis in it and doctors tell me it will only get worse and one day I may need to have a rod put in to permanently straighten in. My wrist does hurt when lifting things or twisting things (like a screwdriver). What is the maximum you are expected to lift as a LPN or RN? Is it legal that I would be denied employment if I could not lift a patient?