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by RRTtoBSN RRTtoBSN (New Member) New Member Nurse

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I just graduated from nursing school (literally 2 days ago) and I have already secured a job in the ICU at a hospital that I have worked at for 5 years as a Respiratory Therapist. In a few weeks, I will be starting their RNA program. However, on June 24 I will be having my 2nd back surgery. I was injured on the job when I was a CNA years ago. This injury caused a lot of back issues which ultimately lead to an emergency microdiscetomy. That was 4 years ago. I wasn't planning on having another surgery, especially as soon as i have started my dream job!!

Can I still be a nurse with a bad back?? I am 28, going on 29 years old. Ultimately I would like to be a CRNA but I am unsure if I can even do that?! Anyone one here have back issues and still making bedside nursing happen?? 

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