I am interviewing for a nurse internship position on a surgical/ortho floor. I'm obese and no young thing but have lots of energy and motivation. Nurse interns do the work of nursing assistants plus foleys, suctioning, tube feeds, etc. I'm wondering if I'm up to the task. I worked as a tech on a med/surg floor last year for 6 months and found the work exhausting but doable. The patients that exhausted me the most were the confused sundowners. Anyways, If everyone works as a team, I see ortho as something I might actually like even though my heart is in peds. Unfortunately, nurse interns are usually floated into peds from other floors.
What do you all think?