Poop in nursing

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    I am an RN. My niece is 18 and hoping to go to nursing school. Recently she told me that there will be no poop cleaning at her nursing school or in the hospital she plans to work in. "I am not going to be THAT kind of nurse. I won't have to change adult diapers."

    I was shocked when I heard this! Why had I and all of my nursing coworkers chosen "poop" nursing schools! Where is this special poop free hospital?
    anotherone, 1feistymama, bella_, and 11 others like this.
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  5. 11
    Sounds like she is very mis-informed.
    anotherone, calivianya, opossum, and 8 others like this.
  6. 13
    In her own lala land...if she cannot handle the poop, she couldn't be a nurse..
  7. 3
    Yup. I bet she isn't alone either.
    anotherone, nrsang97, and Esme12 like this.
  8. 4
    How does she expect to get though fundamentals lab and clinicals without dealing with body fluids and the such?
    Kandy83, anotherone, nrsang97, and 1 other like this.
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    What!!!!! Shut your mouth!!! There's poop in nursing?!?!?!????
    SENSUALBLISSINFL, Tab11, stefonee356, and 29 others like this.
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    Lets be honest..RN's don't deal with poop as much. They do but not like cnas and lvns
    EsthyLady, MrsCuoco, MattNurse, and 1 other like this.
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    Quote from StayHumble11
    Lets be honest..RN's don't deal with poop as much. They do but not like cnas and lvns
    I disagree with this statement. And be prepared for the backlash.
    anotherone, opossum, 1feistymama, and 16 others like this.
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    Quote from StayHumble11
    Lets be honest..RN's don't deal with poop as much. They do but not like cnas and lvns
    Yeah, no.
    anotherone, opossum, 1feistymama, and 6 others like this.
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    Quote from StayHumble11
    Lets be honest..RN's don't deal with poop as much. They do but not like cnas and lvns
    Maybe (maybe!!) in LTC. In the ER and other hospital units in which I have worked the aides/techs/etc. seem to have run for the hills every time one of my pt's has an "explosion." Plus it seems when I (perhaps with the help of another RN) gets the pt all cleaned, the tech suddenly appears and says "oh, wow, I was just about to come help you with that." This, of course, is not representative of all techs, but it is pretty naive, and, well, not factual in my experience, to say that RNs do not deal with oop: "as much."
    anotherone, opossum, One1, and 4 others like this.


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