Working with the kids.

  1. I would love to work with kids. I think that they all are so cute and they are easier to control. You wont here any complaints or dissatisfaction from them. I currently attend the college of the Bahamas which is located in New Providence. If you haven't visit it yet WHAT!!!!!!!!! are you waiting for cause once you visit you would want to keep on coming trust me. From a small child I always wanted to help the sick and make them better especially kids. Mind you I dont mind the adults but I prefer the Kids and with the help of the Lord I hope that He helps me to make it through.
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  3. by   Scottish-Fee
    I think it's great that you have such a good view of children's nursing but trust me they can complain (sometimes more than adults!) and actually they can be aggressive too especially if they do not want to get a venflon in.. This is mainly due to them not understanding that they need it to make them better. I hope children's nursing is what you want it to be.. all the best.
  4. by   FutureNurse2B
    And don't forget about the parents. They WILL be your worst pain! :angryfire LOL. You'll probably have to worry about the parents more than the patient.
  5. by   babynurselsa
    You don't have children do you? :roll :roll
  6. by   sirI
    Quote from soon to be nurse
    I would love to work with kids. I think that they all are so cute and they are easier to control. You wont here any complaints or dissatisfaction from them. I currently attend the college of the Bahamas which is located in New Providence. If you haven't visit it yet WHAT!!!!!!!!! are you waiting for cause once you visit you would want to keep on coming trust me. From a small child I always wanted to help the sick and make them better especially kids. Mind you I dont mind the adults but I prefer the Kids and with the help of the Lord I hope that He helps me to make it through.
    Hello, soon to be nurse,

    Sounds as if you have an excellent attitude. As you will find out, working with pediatric patients can and will break your heart. They get sick so quickly and can get well just as fast.

    It takes a very special person who can work with children, a very special personality. I think you just might be that person.

    Good luck.
  7. by   ScrappingTrojan
    Quote from soon to be nurse
    I think that they all are so cute and they are easier to control. You wont here any complaints or dissatisfaction from them. From a small child I always wanted to help the sick and make them better especially kids. Mind you I dont mind the adults but I prefer the Kids and with the help of the Lord I hope that He helps me to make it through.
    Please just remember you can't always "make them better." Often helping them die with dignity will be how you help them.
  8. by   FutureNurse2B
    Quote from babynurselsa
    You don't have children do you? :roll :roll


    How'd u no.... lol. :spin:
  9. by   soon to be nurse
    Quote from siri
    Hello, soon to be nurse,

    Sounds as if you have an excellent attitude. As you will find out, working with pediatric patients can and will break your heart. They get sick so quickly and can get well just as fast.

    It takes a very special person who can work with children, a very special personality. I think you just might be that person.

    Good luck.
    Thank you very much for taking the time out to give me such good advice.
  10. by   soon to be nurse
    Quote from babynurselsa
    You don't have children do you? :roll :roll
    No I dont have any as yet!!!!!!
  11. by   soon to be nurse
    Quote from ScrappingTrojan
    Please just remember you can't always "make them better." Often helping them die with dignity will be how you help them.
    Thanks for the advice.
  12. by   soon to be nurse
    Quote from babynurselsa
    You don't have children do you? :roll :roll
    No I dont.
  13. by   soon to be nurse
    Quote from FutureNurse2B
    And don't forget about the parents. They WILL be your worst pain! :angryfire LOL. You'll probably have to worry about the parents more than the patient.

    Yea that can be true, they just probably might be a little too concern.
  14. by   DonnaRN
    While it's true kids can be fun, working in a pediatric office for the past 8 months has helped me learn that for the most part, it's really hard work! They don't like having temps taken, being weighed, getting breathing treatments, immunizations, antibiotic injections, taking p.o. meds, giving urine specimens, having fingerstick CBC's, or much of anything else they're in the office for. A couple of weeks ago, I had to try and drag a child out from underneath the chair where he was hiding...yesterday a mom got angry at me when her child knocked the needle out of her own leg while I was giving a shot with one hand and holding both legs with the other and mom was supposed to be holding her hands :uhoh21: ...I've gotten bruises from having to hold children still to get sutures removed because they're pushing so hard to try and get away...cathing a screaming, writhing 2 y.o. is a challenge beyond description and it's IMPOSSIBLE to maintain sterile technique (even with two nurses and mom trying to hold her still and mom's worrying about the child's head bumping the wall - the only thing that kept her from falling off the table, BTW )...and on and on and on! And trust me, they (and their parents) are master complainers! :chuckle

    Believe it or not, I'm not trying to burst your bubble, but, after 8 years of adult practice and thinking I needed a change, I think I'd really like to go back to adults again. I guess I just feel more comfortable there. As it happens, the hours where I'm at are perfect for me for the time being, so I'm reluctant to leave for now.

    I hope you find the perfect nursing niche for you since there are so many opportunities out there, and if in fact it turns out to be peds, all the better! Best of luck to you.

    Donna

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