I am strongly considering going back to school for Nursing. As I tell my friends and family my idea, I get the usual comments about how gross it is. I am aware that there is a fair amount of time dealing with bodily fluids and such, but can you give me a better idea of it. Do you constantly have to clean up vomit, urine, feces, blood, etc? Do you have to change and wipe the behinds of adults a lot? I am primarily interested in Pediatrics and Women's Health, so I realize that that area may have a different set of "gross" things to handle. Can you shed some light on this subject for me?
Quote from MoopleRN
If you're so concerned with how much poop/pee/puke/trachs etc is involved before you make your decision, then perhaps you've already made your decision. Nursing involves many aspects/fields and often along the path, you change your mind about what kind of nursing is right for you. Getting to the point of deciding what kind of nursing is right for you WILL involve poop/pee/puke/trachs etc, however. Including peds and "Women's Health".
I think you forgot to tell OP about dealing with that 'other' group that receives questions - providing care for those dead or dying.
ATTN: I'm being facietious here!!!
Last edit by Silverdragon102 on Oct 9, '12
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