Sounds good in theory, and no we don’t physically lift patients. But we sure as heck have to move them (and sometimes the hardware — halos, ex fixes, traction weights etc) for bed changes/wound care/bathing. Plus the other night, in the span of 8 hours my patient had to be rolled in bed to CT twice and to MRI once. That bed didn’t drive itself
My job has a completely non-negotiable requirement that we are able to lift 50 pounds. No exceptions.
And while it’s true that not all specialties are as physical as others... nobody is going to hire a green nurse to manage or teach other nurses or students.