Hello, I have this problem, I had a minimal PTB last 2004 and I was already healed after 6 months medication. I am now enrolled as a nursing student because I am under petition by my mom in the US. Now, my question is would US allow nurses to work who had a history of tubeculosis? Million thanks in advance.
You cannot be discriminated against if you have a history of TB. Yes, you can work here in the US as long as you have a negative MTB or TB sputum test. You are required by law to tell your prospective employer about your past TB status as well as your current TB status.
Your reply was quite relieving ma'am. I am in the same boat with the sender. I was diagnosed with active TB last September 2014 when I had my pre- employment medical exam for abroad. I was a staff nurse in Saudi Arabia for 2 years and I just came home after my resignation last March 2014. I didn't have any symptoms such as cough, night sweats, weight loss or low grade fever that will tell that I have the disease. I was very depressed and thought of ending my life due to severe disappointment and fear of rejection. I started my treatment on October and the tablets were big that it sometimes block my throat. I have read a lot of articles saying that middle east countries no longer accept employees with lung scarring and it hurts me so much because I always wanted to work in Dubai but I have to accept the truth that it won't be possible anymore.
I am really happy to have read your answer since it gave me HOPE! Have you encountered an employee in your hospital same case with mine? thanks a lot maam. I know this thread has been here for a long time (5 years), but I am still hoping that I will get answers from you Ma'am. God Bless Us All!
Thank you so much ma'am for your reply, it had relieved my anxiety. Would you mind ma'am if I ask you this? Are you working in a hospital in the US? Thanks again in advance. God Bless you and your family.
Yes, You can work as a nurse in the US even though you have a history of tb.. your tb skin test will always show positive just because you have been exposed, but as long as your chest xray is negative then you will be fine!! Good luck
@TexasAngel1206 = maam my xray always show a scar of PTB eventhough I am healed years ago. It is always mistaken as active by the radiologist not unless I ask them to compare it with my previous xrays. How can I deal with that maam? I really wanted to be a nurse but my medical xrays always show that findings. My sputum is negative already and I have clearance from two doctors because I seek second opinion and I have been treated. Will they consider that as a scar? Can I still work in the US?
after a long process of paper work and medical examination, i got here in US last year,i was delayed in my medical cause they had me undergo a smear test and culture test, gladly after almost 3 months of waiting the result is negative, honestly i had that tb before, healed by udergoing in a 6 months medication, my question is can i study a nursing course here in US even if i had a tb history? i am planning to enroll this summer, i hope that tb history wont stop me from building a career here in US.
hello ma''am..i''m a student..and my x-ray findings is "irregular hazed infiltrates in the left upper lung", so according to the radiologist i have minimal PTB..i want to cry when i''ve read the result what should i do?? please help..i''m 19 yrs old..shelane is my name..wait for your reply..
Goodmorning!! i will just ask what if the X-ray shows that there is a scar after the treatment of PTB for 6 months? Will i still be accepted to US if ever i'll apply to work as a nurse? Cause i'm a fresh graduate of Nursing. Thank you..i hope you'll reply..i really want to know..
i''m student and i'm playing soccer in my school. I had an PTB MINIMAL, on December last year. Ask ko lng po, when i'm playing soccer in my school, we can come back again ? and what VITAMINS i can't Drunk..??
Hi there,i m very stressed that when i came to nz i had my medical for immigration everything was good and fine but nw i want to renew my visa so went for medical but its showing scar in my x-ray which is healed long time back but i nvr had any problem in my life bt how come its showing nw but not in earlier x-ray....could anyone plz help me bcz i m very tensed..plz
hi,i have a history of ptb a years ago,i've taken a medical for my work that i aplied,then they found that, in my medical have a minimal ptb..why should i do?shall i be taken a medicine again?please help me...