Information request for current/former burn nurses
- 0Apr 10, '11 by JAcebedoI am doing a nursing role presentation for a pre-nursing course, and it's a dream of mine to be a burn nurse. I have a lot of respect and admiration for all of you.
I have a question.
After you've completed your Nursing degree, and passed the NCLEX exam, what type of further training/experience was required of you before you got hired?
- 0May 10, '11 by Slobgob2 Years Telemetry experience. Luckily, same manager runs Tele and Burn unit. Any job will get you most of the experience, but to give you an edge, you must show comfort with:
1) Conscious sedation
2) Fluid/Electrolyte-balance monitoring
3) Wound/Skin care
4) Pain/Anxiolytic medication knowledge
Oh... and you have to be okay with purposely doing something that will make some SCREAM in agony! =(