want to be a nurse but...

  1. I am considering becoming a nurse but I have two very bad feet, it's painful to stand for long periods of time due to plantar fascitis. Is there an area or specialty of nursing where it is possible to sit?

    Help!
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   SandyB
    I can't think of any off the top of my head. How long is too long for you to stand? I do get to sit down a lot in psych but there are other days with lots of standing.... don't give up, keep looking! Ask on each speciality forum how long they have to stand...I have heard jails can be pretty easy but have no idea if it is true. And I don't know about school nursing. so keep asking!
  4. by   bravegirlamy
    Home health nursing requires a lot of traveling, but very little standing. I really enjoy it, maybe you would too.
  5. by   sjoe
    We walked A LOT at my jail and stood most of the rest of the time.

    I would suggest you talk to your doctor/podiatrist, then with a prospective nursing school at some length and see what they might have to say. Usually the sitting down jobs (like advice nurse, supervising, insurance company, etc.) come along after several years of lots of being on one's feet.
    Last edit by sjoe on Nov 28, '02
  6. by   bagladyrn
    Keep in mind that even if you could find a specialty with little standing (not very many), you'd still have to make it through nursing school first. I agree, talking with a specialist would be good - I had corrective surgery on one foot about 6 1/2 years ago and have had very little trouble with it since.

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