How much poop/puke/cleaning of bodily fluids is there in nursing school?

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    Hey all. I'm starting in September and just want to know what I should be preparing myself mentally for. How much poop/puke/pee etc is involved? Is it a daily basis thing or just once in a while?

    I'm not totally averse to it, just want to start getting prepared. =)

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    Daily, hourly and sometimes as soon as they are cleaned they go again..
    3peas, Whoatemyburger, phillycpnp-pc, and 16 others like this.
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    Quote from priorities2
    Hey all. I'm starting in September and just want to know what I should be preparing myself mentally for. How much poop/puke/pee etc is involved? Is it a daily basis thing or just once in a while?

    I'm not totally averse to it, just want to start getting prepared. =)
    Sometimes they come in with it all over them.
    DawnJ, luv_o_so_much, joanna73, and 3 others like this.
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    Really? In nursing school? Don't they teach a variety of clinical skills?
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    Quote from priorities2
    Really? In nursing school? Don't they teach a variety of clinical skills?
    Yes. But you will get your hands dirty...and once you start working you will see and deal with more.
    joanna73, poppycat, finn55, and 1 other like this.
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    Okay. I'm just asking about school though. So, every day in nursing clinicals in RN school you clean up poop?
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    Yes, in nursing school.. And yes they do but the basics will always be a part of your job/responsibility.
    3peas, KelRN215, DawnJ, and 7 others like this.
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    Quote from priorities2
    Okay. I'm just asking about school though. So, every day in nursing clinicals in RN school you clean up poop?
    As well as other things but yes.
    poppycat, sharpeimom, and loriangel14 like this.
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    I made it through 2 years of nursing school without ever dealing with vomit. Yay for me! Lol.
    But yes, poop and pee almost every single clinical. You get used to it....except for the smell of c diff. You don't get used to that!
    EhKim86, DawnJ, lourdesg., and 8 others like this.
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    Thank you for being specific, KKahn =)

    I'm just wondering- I want to be a PMHNP and bedside care is not exactly my dream career. So I just wanted a sense of how much of it truly goes on.. I have no one in health care in my family and I appreciate the details you are giving me so I know what to expect!


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