I have considered a lot of details regarding my future career and there are many areas of nursing I think would be very satisfying and rewarding, not only personally but intellectually. I am very interested in taking care of preemies and babies, not only because I find children and babies' bodily functions less disgusting, but also because I am intellectually interested in caring for them and their families.
To get to my point here, I am not sure if I can handle the sad aspects of the job. So many of the posts on here make me laugh and smile, and imagine how cute and sweet the babies are and how dedicated their parents are to their care. On the other hand, there are many times that I've been on here where the posts have literally made me cry- I am a sensitive person, and I get attached to people easily. Seeing babies suffer seems like such a horrible thing, but I know there are situations in which innocents (animals, babies, children) suffer and we do our best to fight for their wellbeing. (I currently work at a small animal hospital).
To sum it all up: How sad is the NICU? Is there a personality type best suited to it?
All advice is appreciated so much.