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Pacemaker help


I am a 19 year old male who has a Pacemaker and I am currently applying to nursing schools I was wondering if anyone has been a nurse with a pacemaker and how much harder would jobs be to get as a pacemaker patient RN? Thanks in Advance everyone I'm in Kentucky if that matters.

It may depend on whether the pacemaker affects your ability to do the job required. Are you limited in your physical activity? Limited in endurance or stamina? I am 60 years old and have had a pacemaker since January 2017. It does not affect my ability to work as a nurse.

The only thing I can think of is avoiding strong magnetic fields, so you may not be able to take a patient into the MRI scanner room. Same goes for me with my Cochlear Implants. Just ask the MRI tech, they will know for sure. Oh and stand clear when someone is getting Shocked! your cardiologist and the device manufacturer are probably your best resources.

Thanks soutthpaw.