Nursing Job?

  1. Hi again
    Sorry to be a nucence but I was wondering if it is true that in order to do what I want to do in the hospital which is working on the L&D floor or in the baby nursery I must work in other places? Because yalls stories on wipies butts have traumatized me. LOL And I dont want to do that.
    Destany
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  3. by   Gompers
    Quote from Future_RN
    Hi again
    Sorry to be a nucence but I was wondering if it is true that in order to do what I want to do in the hospital which is working on the L&D floor or in the baby nursery I must work in other places? Because yalls stories on wipies butts have traumatized me. LOL And I dont want to do that.
    At some point in your nursing school and professional career, you're going to have to wipe some butts. I think you need to come to terms with that! Working in L&D and the baby nursery isn't all pink cheeks and roses. There's plenty of blood, mucus, and POOP to go around, especially during the childbirth process.
  4. by   suzanne4
    Babies have lots of "poops" and need many diaper changes. Some patients have bigger diapers and bigger "poops" shouldn't change us in caring for them. Sure, you may have special area that you would like to "specialize" in when you start earning a paycheck and that is your choice. However, to reach that point and place in time, you will have to wipe a few "butts", clean up after a patient has vomited, or pulled out an IV, etc. Eveyone of us has gone through this...................................
    These are just things that you need to do in order to be able to do what you love....................
  5. by   ljr3000
    Well I sure hope you haven't gotten yourself into the wrong field. Just because you may be an Rn and not an LPN or Aid doesn't mean your not going to wipe butts. You do what the patient needs from you when they need it. We look down on our RN's who walk into a room and a family member tell them the patient needs changed and they say; " Let me go get the LPN". If you walk in on that situation then unless you have a great emergency somewhere else you need to help that patient.

    Also, I agree with the others regarding poop, mucus, blood. If this is something that bothers you maybe you should reconsider. Are you aware that 90% of women have a bowel movement when trying to push out their baby??

    Hope this enlightens you. And yes, you will have to work in other areas before getting your L&D job. If you were wanting a position like that at my hospital you would be waiting years!! They are hard to get; people want them and then don't leave them so Good LUck!!
  6. by   RNKitty
    I think most people misunderstood you. I went through nursing school and found out I didn't like sick people. I've done nothing but L&D/Mother Baby nursing for the 7 years I've been a nurse. 99% of the time it is a great job!

    Warmly,
    RNKitty
  7. by   Future_RN
    Hi
    You dont have to get all mad. I was just saying. I know im going to have to do it. I am a loving person. And I didnt mean to affend anyone. Im 14 years old.
    Destany

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