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What types of nursing can I do when I walk with a crutch??

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jessg

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Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:03 am

Hi I am trying to get back into nursing and was wondering if anyone can suggest areas I could work with a disability. I walk with a crutch so I am guessing a lot of areas I may not be able to do. I was also unable to do a grad program because of this.

Can anyone think of different areas I could work in that will take me with my crutch?

thanks!

seraphim

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Mar 19, 2013, 03:07 pm

I could only think of GP clinics and community mental health nursing.
Couldn't think of anything else as nursing is a profession that requires a lot of walking/standing.

jessg

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Mar 22, 2013, 07:07 pm

Thanks seraphim. Not sure I would get hired as a community health nurse as I havent done a grad program. Will have a look into it though!

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May 28, 2013, 09:29 am

Have you thought about working on the phone or in tele-medicine? There are lots of specialties represented in that area. Think vaccination advice, poisons info line, travel medicine, rural outreach programs, nursing agency requiring staffing placements or rostering, medical centre bookings or patient education.

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Jul 13, 2014, 09:44 am

Perhaps some areas of research (research nurse coordinator for example) would be suitable. However you would have to assess the workplace first. For example I run a clinical research group however we are across a number of buildings, up and down stairs and it is very fast paced. Some research jobs however might be more in a single private practice (eg. cardiology, neurology). Food for thought

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