17yr old has questions NOT WASTING YOUR TIME
- 0Hi, I'm 17 and I know I'm not a nurse. My aspiration is to be a Pic-u nurse, for multiple reasons.
1. I love helping people especially kids
2. My brother was in the Pic-U after birth
3. I got extremely sick a couple years back and no one to this day can tell me what is wrong and I want to help kids like me. Just feel stuck.
I was hoping some of you could answer my questions about becoming one. I've done research but not much comes up. I have a portfolio/project in career explorations about a life style I'd like to maintain including job. I will for ever appreciate your help.
- 0Oct 16, '13 by LisalaRN99Dear Wannabenurse! Congratulations on finding your way to nursing by a familiar path! Many people come to nursing because they remember a nurse who took care of them when they were sick, or watched nurses care for a loved one when they were sick! I am surprised that you could not find any information to help with your school project! Try Discover Nursing. It is a website devoted to helping people just like yourself to explore this exciting career! I am sure it will have what you are looking for! Good luck to you!
- 0Well I have to do a project about my life style in the future as I said above. I have to budget. Skipping to point, sorry, Is their any health benefits? I know being a travel pic nurse there is. I need to know about heath in a stationary job. Thank you for taking the time to help me.
- 0Oct 16, '13 by loriangel14 Guidehttp://allnurses.com/picu-nursing-pediatric/whats-like-picu-618503.html
What do you mean by health benefits? You mean from the employer? That would depend on where you are working.
ADN is a 2 year Associates program and BSN is a 4 year Bachelors degree. For PICU nursing you would be aiming for a BSN.
- 4Oct 16, '13 by NotReady4PrimeTime, RN Senior ModeratorQuote from Wannabenurse22Try using "PICU nursing" or "pediatric ICU nursing" as your search terms.I'm finding a lot of info on regular pediatric nurses....is there a way to find Pic-U? Oh I also tried typing it in the search bar it came up no results.
Quote from Wannabenurse22Your lifestyle as a PICU nurse won't be all that different from any other nurse. We all work a variety of shifts, we all work statutory holidays and weekends. We all feel the stress and distress of caring for sick people and their families, we all eventually have to cope with patient deaths, we all suffer the effects of long shifts with little or no downtime, missed meals, not being able to drink enough water while at work or pee out the result of drinking enough water... Benefits will depend on what the employer you choose to work for provides. Some are really good, some are really pathetic. And there is nothing "stationary" about working as a nurse... we're on the move from the minute we leave the house for work until we tumble back into bed at the end of the day. If your'e talking about the differences between working for a single employer versus working as a travel nurse, that's a completely different conversation that has less to do with PICU than is has with working in a variety of settings and only being there short-term.Well I have to do a project about my life style in the future as I said above. I have to budget. Skipping to point, sorry, Is their any health benefits? I know being a travel pic nurse there is. I need to know about heath in a stationary job. Thank you for taking the time to help me.