I have a general question. I am starting nursing school and am really excited. I have been looking through my textbook and saw several chapters on doing physical exams such as vaginal, breast, prostate, etc. I have no problem with this type of work, but my question is this: I have never
had a nurse do those kinds of exams on me--it is usually the nurse who gets you going at the appointment and then the doc comes in and does a thorough physical exam. I guess I am confused as to roles and where the scope of a nurse ends and a doctor's begins? I know this is something I will learn about eventually, but as I said, I am excited and this question is bugging me.
Thanks in advance!