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Hello guys, I'm currently in high school and I have a stutter. I don't like giving presentations in class because of it. It's not so severe as other people but sometimes I have pretty big blocks and I mean BLOCKS. I was wondering if there is a lot of presentations in nursing school? Can I actually be a nurse? I'm just extremely interested in helping other people, I mean I want to help people because I stutter and I love people that have tried to help me.

Also is there anybody out there that's a nurse and who also stutters?

-Martin (future RN)

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P.S. I really like people... I'm the laud gay guy in school. Lol.

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Sadala has 3 1/2 years experience and works as a RN - Med Surg.

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I don't have a stutter, but I do have a bit of expressive aphasia. I tend to say, you know, the umm, umm... And invariably someone fills in for me whatever word it is I'm looking for (or not). I have yet to see how this is going to pan out once I graduate and the patient says, Umm... no I DON'T know, that's why we're here. LOL

Do you stutter more when you're nervous, or is that a duh! sort of question?

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I stutter when nervous and tired... I lose words and sound like Porky Pig sometimes.

There are many presentations in nursing school and you have to do a lot of talking as a nurse!

I am a nurse and it can be done.

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I think you can definitely still be a nurse. Yes, as a nurse you will do a lot of teaching/explaining to your patients and I can see how a stutter may at first come off strange (the patient might think you are nervous). But I think that if you feel like you are stuttering a lot with a patient it would be ok to say "I apologize- I tend to have a stutter" or something like that. As for my nursing school, we didn't have very many presentations except for demonstrating patient teaching mainly. Don't let it hold you back! :D

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I don't have a stutter, but I do have a bit of expressive aphasia. I tend to say, you know, the umm, umm... And invariably someone fills in for me whatever word it is I'm looking for (or not). I have yet to see how this is going to pan out once I graduate and the patient says, Umm... no I DON'T know, that's why we're here. LOL

Do you stutter more when you're nervous, or is that a duh! sort of question?

I do stutter more when ever I'm nervous but I do stutter all the time though. And no a lot of people think that why people stutter. Thanks :)

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I think you can definitely still be a nurse. Yes, as a nurse you will do a lot of teaching/explaining to your patients and I can see how a stutter may at first come off strange (the patient might think you are nervous). But I think that if you feel like you are stuttering a lot with a patient it would be ok to say "I apologize- I tend to have a stutter" or something like that. As for my nursing school, we didn't have very many presentations except for demonstrating patient teaching mainly. Don't let it hold you back! :D

Thank you so much. I guess I was just worried about that. Thanks again fellow RNs :D

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