Hey everyone, I'm pretty new to these boards, and I'm hoping to be accepted into nursing school starting this fall...anyway, on to my question(s).
I am 37 years old, 12 year veteran of the US Air Force (intelligence), and former BMW technician....and I'm 5'3, 155lbs, so this is my third profession.
Do any of you short guys get any grief for being a nurse? Do other nurses assume you can't lift a patient or are less of a man because of your height?
I always see the bigger dudes saying they are "the muscle" because they are big and strong and get asked all the time to help with patients. I may be short but I am stronger than I look. I am a kind-hearted person, and it really sucks when someone mistakes my kindness for weakness.
Idk, I'm usually very confident in myself, but this has been running through my mind lately.
Story time from you experienced shorties please!