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Nursing school physical exam

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by Daniel McBride Daniel McBride (New) New

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I'm applying to nursing school, and I have questions about the nursing physical exam. We are required to have a physical exam performed to apply for the nursing program. 

 

I never go to the doctor. I don't have a primary care physician, and I haven't gone to the doctor in 10 years because I've been in good health and didn't need a doctor. 

 

So, where can I have the physical exam done? 

Also, since I don't have a primary care physician, will that be a problem when I have the physical exam done? Do I need to find a primary care physician who can do  the physical exam? 

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Rose_Queen has 15 years experience as a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in OR, education.

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There may be walk in clinics that offer physicals. However, just because you feel like you're in good health doesn't mean it's not wise to still have an annual exam with a provider, whether that's a physician, NP, or PA. Check with your health insurance provider to find what they may cover- some may not cover walk in clinics.

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juniper222 has 2 years experience and specializes in Pre Nursing.

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When I drove a truck for a living we had to get an annual health card which required a physical.  It cost us around $150.00 out of pocket and we usually went to a walk-in clinic for that.  I would check with your program and see if the DOT physical would be adequate.

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