Becoming a nurse with scoliosis - page 2

by MsPebbles

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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 where someone was worried that a... Read More


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    I had a fusion for scoliosis when I was a teenager and another for a displaced L5-S1 vertebra. I too have lived with pain most of my life. I've been a nurse for over 30 years and the scoliosis was never brought up by an employer, just discussed with the person doing my pre employment physicals. I live with the pain and just keep moving.
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    Well, I'm bumping my own thread from a year and a half ago because I'm now facing what I had been dreading: a pre-employment physical for a hospital job. And just my luck, the questionnaire I have to complete explicitly asks if I have Scoliosis and/or back pain. Ughhhh. I'm going to be honest with them, but now I'm really freaking out my offer will be rescinded.
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    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.
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    Quote from T-Bird78
    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.
    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!


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