Becoming a nurse with scoliosis - page 2
It's funny how this has never crossed my mind as a concern until now, after spending 2 years completing my pre-reqs and just before entering nursing school. But I happened to come across a post... Read More
Apr 18, '14Quote from T-Bird78Thank you for posting this, makes me feel much better. And luckily, I have no problem touching my toes, so hopefully that'll work in my favor!I've been a nurse for 6 years and was dx with scoliosis just last month (finally went to a chiropractor!). A pre-employment screening asked about back pain, which I put as mild, and the physical exam was noted that I couldn't bend over and touch my toes, which concerned the screening nurse, but I got the job anyway. Good luck.
Mar 10, '15Quote from MsPebblesHow did your pre-employment test turn out?Thank you for posting this, makes me feel much better. And luckily, I have no problem touching my toes, so hopefully that'll work in my favor!
Mar 10, '15I have congenital spondilolisthesis, & I had the same fears. I stretched daily for a week before my pre-employment physical so I could touch my toes (& I was successful). I don't think your condition should hold you back from employment as long as you can perform physically demanding duties such as lifting. I do pop tylenol at least once a day on my med surg unit. I want to piggyback on another post regarding shoes. Wearing the right shoes at work can really make a difference when it comes to back pain, at least in my experience. Danskos are my shoes of choice.
May 6, '15I have scoliosis that is significant and I've been a nurse for 8 years. It is possible to be a nurse as long as you take care of yourself.