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Physical requirements for LPNs

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by MLM007 MLM007 (New) New Student

MLM007 specializes in IV therapy, Chelation, Geriatrics, AntiAging.

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Dear Allnurses,

I am starting a LPN nursing program soon.  I am starting a new career in nursing as I am in my early 50's. I am concerned I can physically endure the 1 year of practicum.  I have limitations but I am not disabled.  

My apologies for a very specific topic.  Is LPN training something that those with minor physical limitations can hope to do?

Thank you and I am looking forward to responses.


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I went through an RN program, but the first year is close to the LPN program. I had been a nurse for 23 years before I got too sick to practice and am now disabled. 

I believe I read you have back problem. This is one of a small portion of my disabilities. I am unable to practice nursing with my back and neck problems. Most of the facilities a LPN works at is a lot of transfers, lifting, and high acuity patients (as well as a RN). My back at 43 is now full or arthritis, degenerative disk disease, and nerve damage from my years of nursing so you can tell the wear you will have.  Personally, I would save your back and choose another field of healthcare unless your doctor says this is something that is the right thing for you to do.

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