Just wanted to get some feedback (US based nurses) on how likely is it that you can be infected with a hazardous disease while doing your job
, which obviously you would not want to pass on to your small kids. This is assuming you dont apply for a position in the infectious diseases area.
Are there a lot of cases in which the RNs (given that you get first contact with an ill patient) end up getting exposed or become carriers of a bad disease?
I am about to enroll for a BSN and all my relatives keep saying "oh its scary to be a nurse, especially since you have 3 small kids because of the chances of being exposed to a deadly disease bla bla blah......."
I will still pursue it though, but just wanted to hear how it really is in the real nursing environment.....
Thank you for any feedback.