Hi...I'm not an RN yet either (May 2007, with God's help!), but I also feel led to burn nursing and I hope I can become a CNS in burn/wound care. I just have a sense that burn patients are sometimes among the "least and littlest" (even if they're adults), and I want to serve that need. What little I know has revealed to me the tremendous suffering that these patients and their families undergo, and I guess I want to throw my weight---in the form of my clinical skill and compassion----against anything that keeps them from finding consolation, relief and restoration. I am also amazed---awed, really---at the pathophysiology of burns. I have also heard many times that burn units are really built on teamwork, and I am really drawn to that aspect of it.
I don't know if I am saying any of this the way I mean it. I just need to follow the path until I find out it's right or wrong. But I bless and applaud anyone who is doing this work.
I am presently reading (while also doing Chem review, Pharm and Statistics!) Barbara Savage's Burn Unit
. Any thoughts/opinions on it? I've heard that it is straight-on as far as the reality goes.