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    tgal-RN-to-be how's the program going? or have you even started yet?

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    I hear the ICU is hard to go to the bathroom all the time so dont do that. I have IBS, if i get nervous, poooooooooop! So i'm pretty scared about not having to be able to go. But if i'm in a situation where I can go when i want to i'm A ok. Someone recommended Pediatrics for me. Just dont do trama, ER, ICS, or any type of Critical Care.

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    I too have IBS and am applying for the nursing program. I just look at it like this. Yes i'll have to walk out in the middle of something important several times to go. Yes its going to be obvious at times that i'm rushing to the bathroom. However YES after graduation it will all be worth it.

    School is going to suck. Your going to see it all and deal with it all and its not all going to be a perfect 'run to the bathroom' situation. However after graduation you can always work in area's of the hospital where you can take as many bathroom breaks as you want. For example ICU and Critical Care i hear its hard to go to the bathroom. Your running around like a nut. But pediatrics for example is a little more laid back. Maybe a already existing nurse can verify this.

    What always helps me with my IBS is sharing my issue. I usually find a buddy in class and they kind of either figure it out or i end up telling them what my issue is. This helps. Also, always be the one in the BACK of the classroom or the one close to the door. For me this always helps. I know i can sneak out if i have to and just knowing that usually helps he anxiety to go away.

    Good luck to you. I see this post is about 4 years old so i'm hoping to contact you and get a update.