My height is 4 ft. & 9 inches. Am I qualified for BSN Course?

  1. Dear All,

    I am presently working outside the Philippines and planning to go back home & enroll BSN as a "second courser" in June 2007. I am 4 ft. & 9 inches tall.

    I am asking for advice from you guys (or whether you know someone) who is inspired to become a nurse but has a height below 5 ft.

    Thank you in advance.
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    Joined: Sep '06; Posts: 11

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  3. by   taylor21
    I know plenty of people who are under 5ft tall that have a 4yr BSN RN under their belt. Besides how cool will it be when patients will have to "look UP" while looking down. Anything is managable when you put your mind to it!!!!!!
    Last edit by taylor21 on Sep 11, '06
  4. by   WannaBeMaleRN
    My wife is 5' and from the Phillipines and she has a BSN and living in the states.
  5. by   Tweety
    I work with a Filipina nurse that is even shorter than that.

    If you want to be 100% sure if there is a height requirement for the school you want to go to, then you should contact them directly. But here in the US, there isn't a height restriction that I'm aware of.

    Good luck!
  6. by   sunnyjohn
    My instructor was shorter than you. What a firecraker! She is an RN, MSN, and MBA.
  7. by   Nono&Belle
    Quote from taylor21
    I know plenty of people who are under 5ft tall that have a 4yr BSN RN under their belt. Besides how cool will it be when patients will have to "look UP" while looking down. Anything is managable when you put your mind to it!!!!!!
    Thank you for the encouragement taylor21. I guess, i do not need a stool or ladder.

    Thank you for your advice Tweety, i'll do that. Nice to live in a "multi height" society.

    Thanks for your encouragement wannabemalern. I will follow up.
  8. by   Nono&Belle
    :wink2: I'll follow up sonnyjohn not turning it to firecraker. Thanks.
  9. by   Nono&Belle
    Thank you for the encouragement taylor21. I guess, i do not need a stool or ladder.
  10. by   Nono&Belle
    Thank you for your advice Tweety, i'll do that. Nice to live in a "multi height" society.
  11. by   Nono&Belle
    Thanks for your encouragement wannabemalern. I will follow up.
  12. by   iHeartNICU
    I'm 4 ft 7 and am a nursing student in an RN program. So far so good. It has never been an issue.
  13. by   Nono&Belle
    Hi 1NAmyllion

    Thanks a lot.
  14. by   Nurse-To-Be-Joy
    My mother-in-law is 4'9" and has been a nurse for over 25 years and loves her job. Height doesn't matter!

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