Hi everyone. I'm doing my first year of prerequisites for nursing and before I go any further I would like to know if there is a chance I may get turned down for a job because of my height. I'm about 4'8" and the last time this question was answered was 6 years ago. I'm not sure if anything has changed since then. Also I have small feet. I wear a size 3 shoe. I need to know if I'll be able to buy shoes that would be comfortable for me. Thanks :)


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Specializes in L&D, infusion, urology. Has 2 years experience.

I can't imagine someone not hiring you simply due to your height. If you can use proper body mechanics and enlist help when lifting or moving a heavy patient, you should be fine. Use stepladders when necessary. All the stuff I imagine you do every day.

Only you know if you can find shoes that are comfortable. Everyone's feet vary, so keep trying new things to see what works.

I think these things bother YOU more than they will bother anyone else. :)

RN403, BSN, RN

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Highly doubt it would be an issue.

verene, MSN

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Specializes in mental health / psychiatic nursing.

If you can do the job, no one is going to care how tall you are.


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Trying to picture how one's shoe size is the least bit relevant....? I'm certain you already know where to buy shoes, yes?

As for height, again, a non-issue. If you can do the job it won't matter if you're 4.5 feet tall or 6 feet tall.

Has 12 years experience.

I've worked with lots of tiny nurses, you'll be fine!