Quote from akissbytheseine
I am a 27 year old law school grad who is totally fed up with the law/criminals and I am thinking about nursing school. However, I am used to basically sitting all day and wanted to know will I be on my feet for extended periods of time as a nurse that it may be a problem?
If so, are there certain of nurses that are on their feet less, say a community nurse vs a staff nurse?
I am a nursing student (RN), but here are some of my guesses:
Phone triage nurses, probably.
I know some psych nurses that what they do is phone responses to pts, so they sit a lot.
Maybe some triage nurses.
Some intraop nurses sit more than floor nurses, from what I've been able to discern (but not by much).
Maybe some NICU, PICU, Peds--while feeding & playing.
Personally, I spent 20 years behind a computer and I find I enjoy the physical activity of nursing; especially walking
. I am 54, I have arthritis in the hips and knees (not constantly); am overweight and not in great physical condition--I still like it. Sometimes my feet are tired (after 7-8 hours); sometimes my arthritis flares up.