Reasons why nurses fail medical exams..

  1. Hi! I'm a nurse from the Philippines and i want to work in the US. My concern is I have mild scoliosis. Is this going to affect my prospect of getting hired in the US? Also, what are the usual reasons nurses fail medical exams? Thanks.
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  2. 23 Comments

  3. by   RNHawaii34
    Does your scolio ever interferes with your job as an RN? or daily activities at all? If not, I don't see why you can't pass your medical. take care of your health, don't smoke, drink, or stay up late. think happy thoughts...that will do you good ;-) goodluck!
  4. by   bloodytom
    is the dont stay up late really necessary..?

    errr... imean...


    man, i do that... ;D
  5. by   RNHawaii34
    Quote from bloodytom
    is the dont stay up late really necessary..?

    errr... imean...


    man, i do that... ;d
    dude...it's totally up to you, lol. i won't recommend it if you are close to your medical exams/check ups for u.s. embassy interview. you want to have a clean bill of health, right? study says..people who don't have enough rest or sleep, tend to get sick easily...you're a nurse, im sure you knew that :-)

    i do stay up late too, but not all the time!
  6. by   aspen2010
    Quote from RNHawaii34
    Does your scolio ever interferes with your job as an RN? or daily activities at all? If not, I don't see why you can't pass your medical. take care of your health, don't smoke, drink, or stay up late. think happy thoughts...that will do you good ;-) goodluck!
    Well, no. It isn't that bad. Thanks so much, RNHawaii34! That makes me feel so much better. :wink2:
  7. by   suzanne4
    Quote from aspen2010
    Well, no. It isn't that bad. Thanks so much, RNHawaii34! That makes me feel so much better. :wink2:
    If you have no restrictions with working now, then it should not be an issue.
  8. by   RNHawaii34
    Quote from suzanne4
    If you have no restrictions with working now, then it should not be an issue.
    that is so true
  9. by   treborhon
    just want to ask what is the usual disease that can be a hindrance not to be permitted or accepted to work in the us?
  10. by   batasMTR_RN
    what about color bilndness? will it hamper employment?????? i beleive there are three kinds of color blindness..... any nurse here who suffer from color blindness or do you know anyone? please share experience... thanks
  11. by   eudemon
    i heard that if you turned out to be hepa-b positive chances are you will not be able to work abroad. how true is this?
  12. by   rn4ever?
    An infectious disease gives immigration a red flag. However, only the doctor conducting the medical exam can answer your health-related questions, and only the adjudicating officer can approve or disapprove your application based from immigration laws.
  13. by   pinayRN2004
    i am a hepa-b screening positive.. i had my hepa profile done 4 years ago and my gastro told me i am an active chronic carrier. this condition was never a hindrance to my work as a staff nurse here in my hospital. i am working for a year now. they accepted me to work even with this condition. i can say that i am healthy because i dont feel anything wrong at all.
    but this has been bothering me for 4 years now.. my father needs to undergo angioplasty and some other procedures and my family cannot afford it right now so i am really in a hurry to work in us. my problem is if i can ever make it there. i passed cgfns and ielts this year, and i filed for visa screening 2 weeks ago.(thanks to my uncle who paid for the expenses) can some one tell me frankly if i can ever work as a nurse anywhere in the us? thanks a lot.
  14. by   phrixie
    I hate to break the news to you but no country will ever allow you entry if you have any highly contagious disease, including hepa B. This is exactly the reason why they conduct medical exams before they allow you to enter their country. They are very strict about this, especially in the US.

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