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Poop in nursing

  1. 13 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?
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  2. 96 Comments

  3. Visit  Glycerine82 profile page
    #1 12
    Sounds like she is very mis-informed.
  4. Visit  Annachu512 profile page
    #2 13
    In her own lala land...if she cannot handle the poop, she couldn't be a nurse..
  5. Visit  KATRN78 profile page
    #3 3
    Yup. I bet she isn't alone either.
  6. Visit  RLtinker profile page
    #4 4
    How does she expect to get though fundamentals lab and clinicals without dealing with body fluids and the such?
  7. Visit  BSNbeDONE profile page
    #5 32
    What!!!!! Shut your mouth!!! There's poop in nursing?!?!?!????
  8. Visit  StayHumble11 profile page
    #6 4
    Lets be honest..RN's don't deal with poop as much. They do but not like cnas and lvns
  9. Visit  springchick1 profile page
    #7 19
    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.
  10. Visit  Anoetos profile page
    #8 10
    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.
  11. Visit  psu_213 profile page
    #9 7
    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."
  12. Visit  Kencanwin profile page
    #10 6
    LOL, She gonna Learn today! Far too frequently there are not enough CNA/PCT to do the "dirty work" and the LPNs and RNs will have to do them.
  13. Visit  springchick1 profile page
    #11 9
    Quote from StayHumble11
    Lets be honest..RN's don't deal with poop as much. They do but not like cnas and lvns
    And with an attitude like that, they will run when they see you coming or find something else to do.
  14. Visit  loriangel14 profile page
    #12 5
    The OPs niece is going to be in for a big surprise.

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