I know this might be a stupid question but I'm just curiouse.
I'm planning on going to school to become a nurse but not sure what to expect. I've heard some people said a few things about what they did in Nursing school
My question is:
While you were in nursing school, did anyone of you had to work on dead bodies or see it? I heard about disecting baby pigs but not a human dead body. Please share a little of what to expect so I can be prepare for what's coming. Thanks.
Oct 4, '06
In A/P we discected cats only. And not much of that either!
When I was a blooming Biology Teacher Wannabe, I discected many more things in high school (via certain college courses available to me for advanced science training in my school).
In my time I have discected: worm, starfish, frog, bird, cat, pig, Shark, dolphin, seal, cow, and a still born whale found off the coast and given to the college (that was cool!!!!! Smelly but cool!).
Funny story about the whale/dolphin/seal. The animals all died of natural causes btw, and were found on the coast. But in the corner of the room were tables covered in cloth so you didn't see what was under them. Now I am in a class of 17 year olds, and curiosity got the better of us..which as I found was the college students plans all along!
I was one of the bravest..so I volunteered to uncover one (okay I bent to the peer pressure..LOL!). We all gathered and I threw off the blanket...there was another one....we all thought it was another sea animal really...so I tore off the other...BINGO...CADAVER!!!!!!!!!!!!
I fainted! LOL!!!!!!!!!!!! And I will never get over the grey tone that I saw! I cried my eyes out once they got me outside and revived. I thought I would never be able to work in science again!
Needless to say...now I can handle about anything! LOL! I don't faint at all, look with interest at a new learning experience..and would not have a probelm doing work on a cadaver if the opporunity came. Just don't shock me with one during a discection of something else..LOL!!!!!!!! I am such a goon! LOL!!!!!!!!
And just for sake of arguement...it is far better to see organs on something that is already dead than it is to see it when they are still alive (unless you work in surgery)...those ones I have to take a deep breath with! (I had a pt one time that wasn't healing from a GI surgery and the stomach was fully visable through the wound...that was stomach cringing at first..now I have no probelm).
Last edit by Antikigirl on Oct 4, '06