I will be starting school in August. I frequently see people on this forum talking about lifting patients. Do nurses lift patients daily? Why do you have to lift them? When I was in the hospital after back surgery, I had a metal trapeze looking thing (sorry, I don't know what it's called) hanging over my bed that I used to help lift myself up using my arms so that I could get off the bed. My nurses never had to lift me.
I'm asking this question because it is my dream to become a nurse, but at the same time I am concerned because I have had back surgery. I don't want to reinjure myself. I would be crushed if I couldn't go into nursing.
One last question....I think I will have to have a physical done before I start school. Do I have to tell them about my prior surgery? If I do, won't this prevent me from being allowed to enter the program?
Thanks to anyone that takes the time to answer!