No sick adults please.....can I still be a nurse? - page 4

Here is my dilemma. I have a HUGE passion for labor/delivery and pediatrics (having had 4 children myself). However, I do NOT want to deal with sick adults. I understand that NS is mostly about sick... Read More

  1. by   babyNP.
    It's possible to get what you'd like, but you have to be top of your game, making contacts, and be willing to move to different places...

    I thought I would like adult ICU nursing, but the majority of them are obese, self-entitled, lots more poop (not to mention c-diff!!). I hate adults, dislike peds and OB. My true and only love is NICU. I thought I would like to branch out to the other ICUs and try some new things, but as soon as I stepped foot in a PICU, I knew it was not for me with half-gorked out kids and half-traumas, some of them crying for their mamas and all of them having teeth and restraints and more poop and ga;skeo;llakdfovn. No way. I would probably quit nursing altogether now if I couldn't do NICU. Or go back to school to do research.

    So, yes you'll have to do the clinicals, yes you may not get your first pick of jobs, but if it leads to something you truly love...go for it.
  2. by   ProfRN4
    Quote from babyRN.

    I thought I would like adult ICU nursing, but the majority of them are obese, self-entitled, lots more poop (not to mention c-diff!!). I hate adults, dislike peds and OB. My true and only love is NICU. I thought I would like to branch out to the other ICUs and try some new things, but as soon as I stepped foot in a PICU, I knew it was not for me with half-gorked out kids and half-traumas, some of them crying for their mamas and all of them having teeth and restraints and more poop and ga;skeo;llakdfovn. No way. I would probably quit nursing altogether now if I couldn't do NICU. Or go back to school to do research.
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    It's great that you love your specialty. But wow, could you be any more insensitive? Especially since some of the half-gorked out kids started out as the NICU babies you adore so much? Or that the adults that you hate could be your mom or dad?
  3. by   Jessy_RN
    Quote from babyRN.
    It's possible to get what you'd like, but you have to be top of your game, making contacts, and be willing to move to different places...

    I thought I would like adult ICU nursing, but the majority of them are obese, self-entitled, lots more poop (not to mention c-diff!!). I hate adults, dislike peds and OB. My true and only love is NICU. I thought I would like to branch out to the other ICUs and try some new things, but as soon as I stepped foot in a PICU, I knew it was not for me with half-gorked out kids and half-traumas, some of them crying for their mamas and all of them having teeth and restraints and more poop and ga;skeo;llakdfovn. No way. I would probably quit nursing altogether now if I couldn't do NICU. Or go back to school to do research.

    So, yes you'll have to do the clinicals, yes you may not get your first pick of jobs, but if it leads to something you truly love...go for it.


    I am a NICU mom to a preemie (possibly half gorked to you) and also a NICU, PICU nurse. While I truly understand where you are coming from, something about your post makes you sound very insensitive. I hope I am the one with the problem.
  4. by   ashleyisawesome
    Quote from babyRN.
    It's possible to get what you'd like, but you have to be top of your game, making contacts, and be willing to move to different places...

    I thought I would like adult ICU nursing, but the majority of them are obese, self-entitled, lots more poop (not to mention c-diff!!). I hate adults, dislike peds and OB. My true and only love is NICU. I thought I would like to branch out to the other ICUs and try some new things, but as soon as I stepped foot in a PICU, I knew it was not for me with half-gorked out kids and half-traumas, some of them crying for their mamas and all of them having teeth and restraints and more poop and ga;skeo;llakdfovn. No way. I would probably quit nursing altogether now if I couldn't do NICU. Or go back to school to do research.

    So, yes you'll have to do the clinicals, yes you may not get your first pick of jobs, but if it leads to something you truly love...go for it.
    what might you mean by "half-gorked out kids"?
  5. by   ErinRN2B
    Gorked-out = over-medicated?
  6. by   Jessy_RN
    Quote from ErinRN2B
    Gorked-out = over-medicated?
    Perhaps I missunderstood. I have only heard that term in a derogatory meaning, as in disabled.

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