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  1. Hi everyone,

    Today is my first day on here. I've been admitted into a 2 year 2nd degree nursing program, but im having so many doubts. Although we have mainly been concentrated on the theoretical/texbook area of nursing, we recently started our practicum. We started in the maternity section. I love seeing the babies, but the other day we had to clean a dressing(for a c-section patient), and i got disgusted. I'm wondering, if i am not really a fan of the physical aspect of nursing(eg) adminsitering dressings, witnessing operations, etc...) is this the right career for me? I was advised to try Public health, as it deals more with Education. Is it possible to completely avoid the physical side of nursing and still be a nurse? Is Public Health the way to go?
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  3. by   sirI
    Quote from snrnstudent
    hi everyone,

    today is my first day on here. i've been admitted into a 2 year 2nd degree nursing program, but im having so many doubts. although we have mainly been concentrated on the theoretical/texbook area of nursing, we recently started our practicum. we started in the maternity section. i love seeing the babies, but the other day we had to clean a dressing(for a c-section patient), and i got disgusted. i'm wondering, if i am not really a fan of the physical aspect of nursing(eg) adminsitering dressings, witnessing operations, etc...) is this the right career for me? i was advised to try public health, as it deals more with education. is it possible to completely avoid the physical side of nursing and still be a nurse? is public health the way to go?
    hello and to allnurses.com

    great to have you with us. just wanted to tell you hello.
  4. by   Jessy_RN
    welcome to the site. enjoy your stay and best wishes to you.
  5. by   Thunderwolf
    if you deal with people, there will always be some physical aspect of nursing. some areas more, some areas less. it is part of what we do.
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