Do Rns Clean The Urine And Bowels - page 5

Hi Everybody, Im New To This Site. I Have A Bs In Biology And Thinking For Absn ( Accelerated Bsn) . I Have A Question, What Exactly Is The Duty Of A Rn ( Who's Done Absn) . Does She/he Need To... Read More

  1. by   DeLana_RN
    Quote from MS._Jen_RN
    I've begun to agree with your assessment. Sad isn't it, that someone would even consider getting into it knowing they can't deal with a part of it.
    ~Jen
    Yes, but at least s/he knows enough to ask these questions; there are plenty of students who get their reality shock in nursing school - they had no clue!*

    Personally, I don't think the current push to get more people into nursing is good for everyone; I have never seen an ad that showed nursing cleaning up a pt, KWIM? Those who lack the basic desire to help people - no matter what that entails - could be in for a big surprise.

    DeLana

    *They often drop out and what a waste that is - of a spot for a student who really wanted to become a nurse (while accepting that this requires total care) and of their own time and resources.
  2. by   Keepstanding

    can we say "troll" boy's and girls ??
  3. by   Dashing
    Quote from Cherish
    There are MANY managers who are not nurses. Ask an administrator most of them have business degrees. My mother is an Administrator at a hospital she is not a Nurse but has a business degree. You do not need to be a Nurse to be a Manager. You do if you are a charge nurse or a Nurse Manager position. You think CFO's are NURSES? There Finance majors. There are many management positions in hospitals where you do not need to have a medical field background. HR, Finance, Security, IT, Medical Records, etc. All these positions can be found in the hospital. You can find out more about this at this website http://www.ache.org/career.cfm

    Or www.aupha.org
    THANKS FOR THE INFO
  4. by   Dashing
    Quote from DeLana_RN
    Yes, but at least s/he knows enough to ask these questions; there are plenty of students who get their reality shock in nursing school - they had no clue!*

    Personally, I don't think the current push to get more people into nursing is good for everyone; I have never seen an ad that showed nursing cleaning up a pt, KWIM? Those who lack the basic desire to help people - no matter what that entails - could be in for a big surprise.

    DeLana

    *They often drop out and what a waste that is - of a spot for a student who really wanted to become a nurse (while accepting that this requires total care) and of their own time and resources.
    THANKS , AND I AGREE WITH UR OPINION " Yes, but at least s/he knows enough to ask these questions; there are plenty of students who get their reality shock in nursing school - they had no clue!* "
  5. by   heather2084
    I just came over on a break from studying for the Hesi, and omg am I glad I did! This made me laugh so hard. I needed a good laugh!
  6. by   Dashing
    Quote from futurecnm
    I am a nursing student, in my first semester of clinicals right now. I have only had 2 weekends of clinicals and have already gotten urinated on, and cleaned many poop messes. I have also given complete bed baths where, yes, you have to clean every area of the body. If you want to get a degree in nursing you will definately have to do these jobs in school. When you first start school you don't have many skills so you are responsible for the basic cares like bathing, bathroom, eating etc. There is no way around it. And the RN's on the floor I am working with also clean up these type of things. Yes, there are CNA's that help but everyone is busy so it is unavoidable. If you don't want to deal with bodily fluids, then nursing probably isn't the best choice. I don't think anyone "likes" to deal with this type of thing, but you have to get used to it and realize it is part of the job. I always try to put myself in the patients shoes and realize how they must feel. If I were them, I would want someone compassionate and kind to take care of these things for me.

    THANK YOU FOR THE DETAILED INFORMATION . THANK U ONCE AGAIN FOR BEING POLITE WITH ME AND UNDERSTAND WHAT I WANT TO KNOW. MOST OF THE PEOPLE HERE JUST START THINKING NEGATIVE ABOUT OTHERS. I CAME ON THIS FORUM TO ASK A GENERAL QUESTION SO THAT WILL HELP ME IN MY DECISION.
  7. by   lahlee
    I just have to add...we have to ocassionally stick a finger (albeit a gloved and well lubed finger) up the butt and dig for poop. There is something else you probably haven't thought about!
  8. by   BabyRN2Be
    Quote from delana_rn
    yes, but at least s/he knows enough to ask these questions; there are plenty of students who get their reality shock in nursing school - they had no clue!*
    please note: i did not say that asking questions was a bad thing. one needs to know what s/he's getting into before nursing school. knowing that one will need to work with bodily fluids is important and that's part of what this website is all about: asking questions. however, the fact that this person asked about what programs could s/he get into now, this instant, an absn course for spring 2006, along with the question if not, what other jobs offer good pay and plenty of jobs, that's why i got mentioned the unpleasant side of nursing. there are other ways to earn money in healthcare without having to touch bodily fluids.

    Quote from delana_rn
    personally, i don't think the current push to get more people into nursing is good for everyone; i have never seen an ad that showed nursing cleaning up a pt, kwim? those who lack the basic desire to help people - no matter what that entails - could be in for a big surprise.
    could not agree with you more here. in my city, we were hit with two big companies laying off thousands. one was out of the lds worldcom scandal. so many people bought these big houses, and lots of people were out of it jobs overnight. there are people who only see two things when they think of nursing jobs: good pay and plenty of jobs for everyone. there are some jobs that anyone could do, but nursing is not like that. if you go in to just make a paycheck, and not what a nurse is truly worth at that, one will end up with a lot of heartache. if this person is not compassionate, the patient suffers. this isn't good for both parties.

    delana
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    Quote from delana_rn
    *they often drop out and what a waste that is - of a spot for a student who really wanted to become a nurse (while accepting that this requires total care) and of their own time and resources.
    again, i couldn't agree with you more. i'm definitely not putting down anyone for asking questions. but i had asked dashing about why s/he wants to be a nurse and i haven't received an answer yet. but i haven't finished reading everything at this point. the only hint i had was in another thread when dashing asked about great pay and job security, and that wasn't even an answered in relation to my direct question. i just wanted to respond to what delana wrote, and i just wanted to clarify that asking questions was a good thing.

    and i do have to say that the way the questions were asked was a bit bizarre as well. it seemed that this person a) might have been a troll or b) had some bizarre poop and urine fetish as this person thought a little too much about the cleaning process. that's all i'll say about that.

  9. by   btown annie
    Quote from Dashing
    THANKS FOR UR REPLY. WHAT ABOUT THE RNS IN THE DOCTOR'S OFFICE . REMEMBER , THE NURSES WHOM A PATIENT SEE BEFORE MEETING A DOCTOR . I MEAN THOSE WHO TAKE UR WEIGHT, BLOOD PRESSURE, MEDICAL HISTORY AND THEN LET U WAIT FOR THE DOCTOR TO SEE U. ( I THINK THOSE NURSES DO A SIMPLE JOB THAN THOSE WHO WORK IN HOSPITAL WARDS IS IT? )
    ummmm......i don't really know what to tell you. you have to go through a nursing program regardless of what area you end up in. even the RNs at the doctors office went through a nursing program. during nursing school you will have clinical experience on a med-surg unit.....i think that's required by all programs in the US. you will definately be in a hospital setting at some point and you have to start from the bottom and work your way up. you will wipe lots of butts, empty lots of bedpans and catheters, etc. if you don't think you should have to go through this "torture" then you should reconsider your career choices. urine and feces are part of the job....THERE IS NO WAY AROUND IT! :wakeneo:
  10. by   RunningWithScissors
    I think this person is just pulling our chains
    I agree.

    But you know, it's not the cleaning up the "poop and pee" that's so bad. It's getting pooped and peed ON that really sucks.

    And also the excrement that comes out verbally bites as well.
  11. by   BabyRN2Be
    Quote from dashing
    thank you for the detailed information . thank u once again for being polite with me and understand what i want to know. most of the people here just start thinking negative about others. i came on this forum to ask a general question so that will help me in my decision.
    dashing,

    first of all, welcome to allnurses! this is what we are here for, to answer questions. all we ask is that you go a little easy on the caps lock. hint: the caps lock makes it look like you're shouting. we may be medical professionals but we aren't deaf.

    secondly, do understand that some people come on here to start trouble. as any other mb we aren't immune to these problems. some people have a strange fascination with bowel movements and urine; therefore, some rather disturbing questions often get asked either to fulfill some bizarre need or to get people riled up.

    also, understand that many people may see nursing as a way to make a good paycheck and have job security. if that's all that attracts one about going into nursing, then a reality check is in order. it also seems as if you want a job in management. if that's what you'd like... great. it's just that nursing isn't the fastest track to that type of position and that you'll have to get your hands dirty as you progress up the career ladder. as i said in my other post, it's good to know these things when starting out.

    let me ask you two things:
    1. have you made any decisions about nursing?
    2. deep down inside of you, *why* do you want to go into nursing?

    we would really like for you to explore this career. we would really like to help you, but in our minds, we'd like to know why you want to follow this particular career path?

    Last edit by BabyRN2Be on Nov 6, '06
  12. by   P_RN
    Friends, this is closed for mods discussion. Feeding into this is not very productive.

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