missing fingers?


A friend was born with birth defect, around 3 fingers missing.

When I asked her about taking up nursing like I plan to do, she said someone told her it's not allowed.

I find this so hard to believe.

Can someone shed a light on this?

She can write and carry anything like a normal person.

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Of course its allowed - she'll just have to work around this as I'm sure she has done all her life.

CT Pixie, BSN, RN

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Well if its not "allowed" someone better tell one of my life long friends and the State that issued his RN license. He has a birth defect that affected his hands. He has only two fingers on one hand and 3 on the other. And he's one of the best nurses you'll ever find.

Your friend has been mis-informed