HI, I'm a pre-nursing student. Recently a friend (also pre-nursing), told me that one of the fellow nursing students she knows was just accepted into clinicals, after a year and a half of waiting. The accepted girl was, no doubt, excited about being accepted, until she went to her doctor for the required physical. The doctor determined that this soon to be nursing student has some type of back problem, which, in his opinion, prevents her from lifting more that 50 pounds. When the nursing school found out about this, they told the girl that they could no longer accept her into clinicals. What I'm asking is I realize that they'd have to make some allowances for her in the clinical setting, but surely she can still be a nurse in neonatal, management, or any other type of position where she would not have lifting as one of her responsibilities. Does the school's actions sound ligit to ya'll?
P.S., this is especially of interest to me as I know my father has some sort of back problem which he was born with. I would hate to find out I had the same problem and be barred from clinicals.