I am a Student Studying for CRNA just infomed I have HEP C.

  1. I want to know will i still be able to work with this news? will i be able to get a job after i finish school i'am so scard that my life long dream is gone..... I just found out that i have hep C and have not said anything to any one yet. I don't know what to do.... I went to my GYN for a pap test and decided to get tested for STD's becasue i was there and i did'nt know when i would have the chance. to visit my regular Dr. and i was schocked after i left the Dr's office i stayed in the parking lot for about 2 hours cryaing not knowing what to do next. all i can still think about is what am i going to do now....
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   ginger58
    Sunshine#28 I'm very sorry to read about your Hep C diagnosis. I think I would keep it to myself and get to an infectious disease doc, if you have one in your area.
    I believe that somewhere I had read about treatment that has been helpful
    Best to you and please keep us updated.
  4. by   dfk
    in my mind, hep C won't prohibit or limit your abilities to perform a job/duty.. i have done some research on disability persons becoming an RN and CRNA.. basically the requisite is that they (adcoms) cannot refuse admission of someone if they meet standards and can perform all the duties (competition and all that goes with it notwithstanding) required of admission.. in the healthcare profession, RN or CRNA, or whatever, one usually takes the precaution that everyone has HIV or some other bloodborne issue, so protection is and should be foremost.. with that, i say go for it.. it's not something you have to disclose on application, and you CAN refuse hep B series for school..
  5. by   MrsJCP
    I would NEVER even mention this in any way shape or form in any application process. This is completely your business and no one else has a right to know. Like dfk says we precautiously treat everyone like they have "icky bugs" (as we cal them on my unit) so you'll be safe from passing it to anyone else.

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