I am starting a nursing program in August, and I have a few concerns. Before returning to school for nursing, I was a teacher. One day there was a huge fight between quite a few students, and it took seven of us to break up the fight. During the process, I was assaulted by a group of students for trying to help break up the fight. I was jumped on, kicked, and beat in the head by several students. As a result, I had several injuries to my head and back and ended up being on worker's comp for a year, going through physical therapy, etc. Prior to this, I had back pain that was manageable and didn't really influence my ability to do my job. For a year after this incident, however, my back pain was tremendous. After physical therapy and nursing all of my injuries, I now feel that I am able to get past this and carry on with school and work. However, we are required to have a physical for nursing school
, and it specifically asks if we have had a history of back problems. I am really scared to put down that I have had back problems, but I want to be honest with them. I have already been accepted, so can this affect my being in the program? Also, I know that future employers will ask this same question and will also ask if you have ever filed for worker's comp. Will this prevent me from getting a nursing job? I would hate to get through school only to have doors closed in my face because I was forced to be on worker's comp for one year. It has been four years since this has happened. I did not return to teaching after that year because I did not want to teach any longer, so I have been a housewife since then. I have taken really good care of my back and my health during this time, and if I didn't feel like I was able to do this, I would do something else or stay at home, but I really do want to be a nurse and feel like I am capable of doing it. How will this influence school and future employment? Any advice?