cons in clinicals

  1. what are some of the nasty stuff you guys have to do in the clinicals? ive heard some nasty things that nurses and nursing students ahve to do so im just getting ready for the worst.
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  3. by   Mandylpn
    wet-to-dry dressing change, packed it with gauze soaked in saline. wound open to see the bone visible. We gotta toughen up.
  4. by   wonderbee
    Changing out the bedpan and cleaning up after the patient with an upper GI bleed and C Diff. I promise you, it's a smell you will never forget.
  5. by   iy0ga
    *shivers* yah my friends tell me horror stories of their clincals, thank god im not gonna be a floor nurse.
  6. by   jenrninmi
    Quote from iy0ga
    *shivers* yah my friends tell me horror stories of their clincals, thank god im not gonna be a floor nurse.
    I'm confused...are you a nursing student?
    :stone
  7. by   iy0ga
    Quote from JENRN2BMICHIGAN
    I'm confused...are you a nursing student?
    :stone
    yah i am going to this fall. but i intend to be a CRNA.
  8. by   jenrninmi
    Quote from iy0ga
    yah i am going to this fall. but i intend to be a CRNA.
    Ok, well guess what...you're going to be doing these same things in nursing school....:uhoh21: What are you going to do if you don't get into a CRNA program later?
  9. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from iy0ga
    *shivers* yah my friends tell me horror stories of their clincals, thank god im not gonna be a floor nurse.
    That doesn't mean that you're not going to run across nasty stuff.
  10. by   gwenith
    Quote from iy0ga
    *shivers* yah my friends tell me horror stories of their clincals, thank god im not gonna be a floor nurse.
    The best laid plans of mice and men go awry in the end

    Has anyone told you that you have to do at least one year critical care nursing first???

    Believe me! It ain't only the floor nurses who get to meet some really really gross out nasty stuff!!!
  11. by   unknown99
    Quote from iy0ga
    *shivers* yah my friends tell me horror stories of their clincals, thank god im not gonna be a floor nurse.
    If you are going into the nursing field at all, you need to lose that kind of attitude!!! I do not mean that to sound harsh, I just know that if you go into it with that attitude, you will never make it. I have seen it happen to too many nurses.
    Last edit by unknown99 on Apr 30, '04
  12. by   RN 2005
    Aspirations in high school are sometimes different than the paths we actually take.........It is great that you are aiming for such a lofty goal but please remember how much care and compassion it takes to get there...$$$ is not everything. Good luck to you.
  13. by   Truly_Blessed
    Weelll, I just got accepted to a nursing program, and I have already thrown any preconcieved notions I might have had outta the window! I have the said mindset: If I want to be a nurse, and a good one at that...I need to experience everything, even the things that are gag gross....doesn't matter what goals I have in regards to my career...I in no way expect to NOT get my hands dirty. Hmmm, you might go into shock if you think you won't have to experience the gross stuff. Good luck with school. I know I can't wait for the fall to get here
  14. by   iy0ga
    Quote from sagarcia210
    If you are going into the nursing field at all, you need to lose that kind of attitude!!! I do not mean that to sound harsh, I just know that if you go into it with that attitude, you will never make it. I have seen it happen to too many nurses.
    I dont have a attitude about it, i am fully prepared for nursing and all the stuff that comes with it. I havent experienced any of that stuff yet thats why im asking.

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