Pre Nursing with cosmetic medical condition? - page 2

Hey all! I am taking the last of my prereqs for my area's RN program right now. I am very excited at the thought of getting into nursing school and becoming a RN. I have a 4.0 GPA and like going to school. I have always wanted to... Read More

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    Thanks for the encouraging words! Good luck to you as well!

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    I'm with the others. It may make you more open to patients. A girl in my speech class had a port wine stain. It covered a portion of her face and hands if I recall. I didn't know what it was at the time, in my head I referred to it as a birthmark. She later did an "informative" speech and explained about her condition. She used it to her advantage. You probably will have opportunities to do that too.
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    Nurses come from all walks of life. Some have medical conditions/disabilities that you can see- I had a colleague who had brachial plexus palsy secondary to a birth injury, one of her arms was significantly smaller than the other and she barely had use of it- and some have medical conditions/disabilities that you can't see- I had a brain tumor as a teenager and, as a result, am 50% peripherally blind on the left. OP, there is NO reason why this should stop you from becoming a nurse!
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    I have a cosmetic medical condition, too. I wear makeup to cover it as well as I can. But I have had the same concerns as you do. I'm not going to let it stop me though and you shouldn't either! Go for your dream!
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    Thanks everyone! It's so good to hear such encouraging words of advice from complete strangers. I really hope I get into the RN program that I turned the application in for today!

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