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I am so upset and don't know exactly what to do. I am four weeks into my CNA I class (required to start RN school, which I am scheduled for in August). Clinicals start in 2 more weeks and I am... Read More

  1. Visit  SuesquatchRN profile page
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    Med school's a lot more years and a lot more money. Lab tech doesn't pay squat.

    A nurse not liking to touch people isn't the same as actively hating the people, as in the child-hating teacher analogy. There's a world of difference.
  2. Visit  Spidey's mom profile page
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    Nursing isn't just "caring" . . .IT IS SCIENTIFIC.

    (How many people on here hate the Johnson and Johnson "caring" nurses commericials?)

    Any time you deal with human beings though - you will deal with the "not so pretty" aspects. Yesterday a lady in labor had a bm as she was pushing her baby out . . . . (many moms don't realize they do this when they give birth). The doc just wipes it off.

    Doctors deal with poop, vomit, etc. Maybe not to the extent nurses do but they do sigmoidoscopies and colonoscopies and prostate exams. They do vaginal checks in OB.

    I encourage you to finish - even though I disagree with schools who require CNA prior to starting the program.

    I wish you the best.

    steph
  3. Visit  pagandeva2000 profile page
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    Quote from DesertRain
    Do you ever watch House? Dr. House lacks the emotion but has great intelligence.

    Why not do Med School? I know that doctor's have direct patient interaction as well but nurses are the first hand to be held when a patient is in need. Much more so than a doctor. You would have plenty of science courses ahead of you that you would find fascinating.

    Or what about lab work like someone else suggested? My friend's sister is an actual chemist (sounds weird I know) but she works for a large pharmaceutical company. Maybe you could do something along those lines if something like anesthesia interests you?

    Even if you go straight through school for your Masters, there are still actual people to deal with in clinicals. Honestly I really do hope you find something that works for you but please put yourself in a patients shoes, you would not want to have someone take care of you that didn't want to touch you, or help you with things you couldn't do. I wouldn't want someone like that for myself and especially not for the people I love. I know that there are nurses out there that are doing it for the job and not because they are passionate about it or care for people. I can deal with that but it's just as bad as knowing your child's teacher hates children and is only teaching for the salary.

    Please make a wise decision. No matter what, there is no avoiding people in Nursing School, no matter what road or path you take.
    That was worded so nicely:spin:
  4. Visit  DesertRain profile page
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    Quote from Suesquatch
    Med school's a lot more years and a lot more money. Lab tech doesn't pay squat.

    A nurse not liking to touch people isn't the same as actively hating the people, as in the child-hating teacher analogy. There's a world of difference.
    Med School in total would equivalate to 2 extra years post Masters if you add them up. She never said she was concerned about the money. The girl I know that works for the Pharmaceutical company makes way way way more money than any nurse I know. And out of curiousity, not that I doubt your opinion but what do you feel are the differences with my analogy?

    My mother is an FNP & owns a group home and has a few hospice clients. I have met a home health nurse who was honest with me when I told her I was going to be an RN and said it "wasn't for her" and moved to hospice and home health because it was less interaction. Anyways, when I called to let her know that one of her hospice patients had passed, under her breath she said, "finally". And although hospice is no secret that the person is dying, I felt that I would never want someone like that to take care of me or my family.

    Yes, nursing is also scientific. For those of you who see it that way, like I said, there are going to always be people who don't actually want to do it to help people, and I am okay with that, that's what living as a human being in this world encompasses. But, the OP is asking for advice and hasn't completed NS yet and still has a chance to live a satisfying life doing something she loves and respectively giving back in a genuine way to the community, whether she "touches" people or not.
  5. Visit  pagandeva2000 profile page
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    Quote from DesertRain
    Med School in total would equivalate to 2 extra years post Masters if you add them up. She never said she was concerned about the money. The girl I know that works for the Pharmaceutical company makes way way way more money than any nurse I know. And out of curiousity, not that I doubt your opinion but what do you feel are the differences with my analogy?

    My mother is an FNP & owns a group home and has a few hospice clients. I have met a home health nurse who was honest with me when I told her I was going to be an RN and said it "wasn't for her" and moved to hospice and home health because it was less interaction. Anyways, when I called to let her know that one of her hospice patients had passed, under her breath she said, "finally". And although hospice is no secret that the person is dying, I felt that I would never want someone like that to take care of me or my family.

    Yes, nursing is also scientific. For those of you who see it that way, like I said, there are going to always be people who don't actually want to do it to help people, and I am okay with that, that's what living as a human being in this world encompasses. But, the OP is asking for advice and hasn't completed NS yet and still has a chance to live a satisfying life doing something she loves and respectively giving back in a genuine way to the community, whether she "touches" people or not.
    I wasn't present to hear the tone of voice of the hospice nurse, but in most cases, when a nurse says "about time" when a patient passes away, that is because they have witnessed that person suffer for a long time, and are relieved that the suffering is now, over. Just a thought...
  6. Visit  scrubsnhugsRN profile page
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    I am going to put my two cents in here. I was a CNA for a long time, and while I know for a fact that no CNA likes wiping up BM etc, there is a higher purpose and this is what motivates us in doing it with respect and caring. I personally as a CNA and a nurse would never want a nurse who cannot rise above thier own disgust and perform "dirty tasks". What kind of team member will you be to the other staff if you consider yourself above these tasks. How will you report to the physician if this persons wound is seeping green puss, or there is blood in the stool, or thier decub is 3 inches deep if you are not getting in there and dealing with it? As a former CNA I would not want a nurse who wont help me out by answering a call light and helping a pt with a bedpan while I was busy.....as a nurse I wouldnt want to work with another nurse who was grossed out with all aspects of touching a pt.
    You need to find another career, mabye lab work....even CRNA's end up with dirty work.
  7. Visit  SuesquatchRN profile page
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    She never claimed that she was above anything. She said she didn't like it.

    Geeze.

    Two extra years full time post masters is a lot of time and money. And your friend working for the pharmaceuticals company isn't representative of every person with a lexs-than-doctorate working in the sciences.

    And I really don't feel like dissecting your analogy. Disliking a task, though, is completely different than actively detesting the people for whom you're performing it. As your teacher.

    I work in LTC and love my residents. I am, however, very grateful that we have CNA's because I frankly do not want to do the daily care and toileting on a bunch of old incontinent of b/b folks. When an unhappy, in constant pain, 92 year old woman died in her sleep this week I said, "Finally." If these things mean I should find another profession so be it. I'm not going to.
  8. Visit  Kim O'Therapy profile page
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    This carreer choice may not be for you, and that's OK. I think it is a positive thing that you found out NOW, not after putting alot of money into tuition. There are a few colleges here that have started requiring a summer CNA program before allowing one to start the nursing program and now I understand why.
  9. Visit  beth66335 profile page
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    I remember when I did clinicals for CNA.I was afraid the person would be embarrassed when I bathed them, most don't care and some don't know your even there. I have 3 kids so I have already dealt with poop and pee in my life. After I worked for awhile, these people just became like babies to me ( albeit large ones!) I have never given a massage in my career, you don't have time! Washing hair is not so bad if they are fairly clean to begin with. Bottom line, you may want to at least do 1 day of clinicals, it may not be so bad, and unless you want to work with older folks or stroke patients in your RN career you won't be doing as much cleaning up people. The only thing I would say is that if you can't handle sticking people for blood or IV's nursing is definitely not for you! If you don't mind fluid apart from people lab tech might be good,but again you will have to stick people in that line of work. Good Luck!
  10. Visit  apnea profile page
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    Some of these posts are way out of line. Maybe direct patient care nursing isn't for you. Has NO ONE here heard of research RNs? CLNC? Some people are being unnecessarily mean.

    LTC facilities are hell on earth. There is nothing "dirtier" than geriatrics. Some people love it, and those are usually pretty incredible people. But i couldn't do it. i slept through the class, survived clinicals, and never took my boards. Never ever ever.

    i don't want to be a nurse forever, i'm going to med school in a few years for the same reasons. Nursing is one of the most versatile, open careers out there, just because it's MOSTLY patient contact doesn't mean it's SOLELY patient contact. If you can suffer through clinicals, i'd bet you can make it work.

    Even if you get in and decide you hate it, you can suck it up long enough to go get a bachelors' degree in some form of science, then you can stay in the lab as long as you want to :heartbeat
  11. Visit  IMustBeCrazy profile page
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    I honestly don't understand some of these responses.

    We have a person who is newly training as a CNA, yet they are supposed to be instantly comfortable with body fluids/intimate personal cares???

    I submit that some of us have had no problems from day 1. But, I would wager that most of us were not the picture of patient care when we were learning how to perform these cares. There is no magic number of times it takes for it to become second nature. We are all built differently. It doesn't mean we are somehow less worthy or patient-haters. It simply means it takes a bit longer for some to find their comfort zone.

    Life is full of surprising twists and turns. Who knows? The OP may find in a month from now this is not as big a deal as they once thought. Maybe we'll gain a peer to help us in our understaffed, overworked positions!
  12. Visit  Predaking profile page
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    Quote from swtooth
    Umm noo. You will stil have to do all of those things when your an RN. Honestly you may want to reconcider nursing schoool and nursing as a career especially if you are uncomfortable touching people. As an RN you will have to touch people in order to do some of the above as well as assessments. You will also need to administer medications and some of them will be rectal or vaginal.

    Sweetooth
    *lol*
  13. Visit  ohmeowzer RN profile page
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    i was squmish when i was a CNA many years ago before i went to LPN school .. but i went to LPN school and was so shy and i just kinda grew out of it .. after 21 years as a LPN i am now a GN waiting to take my boards... i still have things that bother me , like mucus and people who spit in a emesis basin or cup and show me it... ooh gag... i almost toss my cookies.. disgusting... you will get used to dealing with people and the more knowledgeyou have the better off you are .. you'll feel comfertable touching people and other things... it will be okay.. just realize some things just take time.. don't give up .. i was so prissy when i began nursing.. stories i could tell .. at least i have alot of laughs to look back on.... just remember nursing will make you strong .. change your life .. for the better... when i was in high school i would of never dreamed i would be a nurse..neither did my family .. good luck and let me know how you do... give it time


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