I am beginning a position in the burn unit as a nursing assistant, part-time/permanent (until graduation from nursing school
). This type of nursing interests me because it is challenging on several levels: intellectually (important!!), emotionally (also important), and physically (will keep me in shape).
Anyone out there with experience to share? Are burn unit nurses generally satisfied on personal/financial levels? Is it truly an intellectual challenge, since burns are complex and involve multiple organ systems? Any stories to share? Any techniques/skills recommended? Any readings?
I hope that someone responds, since there do not seem to be very many burn nurses on this website....