If Nursing doesn't work out,is Medical Lab Technologist ok for a "Prissy" girl ?? - Page 2Register Today!
- Aug 31, '10 by NurseLoveJoy88I consider myself a girly girl and to be honest I am very prissy. I am also a nurse *****gasp*****. I wear make up. My hair is always neat. My nails are manicured( no bright colors or fake nails though). My scrubs are neatly pressed. Do I look too sexy ? no. Do I look decent ? yes. With that said.... I consider my self a good nurse. I provide adl care to my patients. Clean poop every shift. Have been splashed with all kinds of bodily fluids. I give good quality care to my patients. I say that to say you can be prissy, pretty, ugly, or whatever. The only thing that matters is that you are a prudent and competent nurse. I just happened to be a prudent pretty nurse and I'm ok with that.
- Aug 31, '10 by NurseLoveJoy88Oh to answer the op question... I don't believe nursing is for you. WE do have the prissy thing in common... but when it comes down to my patients I can get down and dirty in a heartbeat. and have...
- Aug 31, '10 by TDCHIMWow. I really hope this was a tongue-in-cheek sort of post.
If it wasn't and you decide to look for another field, maybe you should think about something a little less...demanding. Maybe you could look into working as someone's administrative assistant or find a position in sales, where looks really count. If you're determined to go into something related to health care, try life as a pharmaceutical sales rep. They always have to dress up to the nines and be very personable, but the job usually requires a background in sales and a four year degree of some sort.
- Aug 31, '10 by DCtraumarnHealthcare is not for the fainted hearted......
- Aug 31, '10 by NurseKatie08Wow. That's about all I can say. Really hope this was a tounge in cheek post as well.
- Aug 31, '10 by casiBack2Nursing what is is about nursing that draws you in? You really need to look at this before making any decisions.
I know that you had an earlier post about not wanting to deal with death at all. Nursing isn't a pretty job. Some people are able to show up to work looking pretty, but you never leave work looking pretty.
- Aug 31, '10 by LaboratorianThe lab would be perfect for you.
As long as you are not working in Micro (sending damn tampons in a cup, filling a stool cup to the BRIM with poo, yall know poo produces methane gas...what do you think happens when I open that FULL cup?). Get a job in a reference lab working in chemistry or hematology. Most of that is ran by machines that used a closed sampling process so you should not get any serum or blood in your hair.
I wear make-up and cute hair everyday. You don't have to wear scrubs and can dress sexy as long as you are covered up. Buy Gucci or Coach sneakers and put in some Dr. Scholls and you will be good to go.
- Aug 31, '10 by citylights89Quote from GreyGullSo is this the reason why my mom is having such a hard time finding a job as a phlebotomist, even with over 30 years experience? Even when she does get an offer, its no where near what she is used to making a few years ago. It is like they are trying to phase them out, especially in the hospital. Only some little doctor's clinics, community clinics, and reference labs still hire them. The big 3 in the Med Center still do too I think, but its so hard to get on unless you know someone. That sucks man...Medical Lab Technologist?
You won't be doing much sitting. With the cutbacks on Phlebotomists, you may even be doing your own blood draws and then running back to the lab to get them processed with the word "STAT" being yelled at you.
- Aug 31, '10 by Back2Nursing09Quote from ijuanabhappyIt doesn't really sound like a compatible career for you if you are that concerned about appearance and not getting dirty. Even in a lab setting I would think that you would come across specimens that you wouldn't want to touch. What about sales or real estate?
Those jobs are not in demand in my area !
- Aug 31, '10 by Back2Nursing09Quote from pagandeva2000Health Care is not for you, then, if your main objective is to be a fashion plate. Whether you are a nurse or lab technologist, patients need you. If you are repulsed by processing sputum results in order for a frightened person to know whether they have TB or not, or afraid to look at stool to see if it has parasites, then, this is not the field for you. Lab techs work short the same as nurses sometimes, and have to process hundreds of contaminated specimens on a daily basis, so, there is no room for a person whose primary focus is to be a Vogue model.
Just reading this made me want to regurgitate !