I find myself applying to schools as a nursing major, but am doing a job shadow program through my high school. I found that most nurses spend most of their time taking vitals, passing out meds, and charting. Is there anything more exciting to the job that I'm missing or is that the job in a "nutshell"
Nov 29, '12
by loriangel14 Guide
No. There is much more to what you are seeing. It will also depend on the setting.Nurses do assessments, treatments,wound care, provide personal care, communicate with other members of the health care team,educate patients and families,monitor lab results,supervise aids... I am sure others can add more. Like I said, it greatly depends on what setting you work in. If you were in L&D or dialysis it would be a very different day.At lot of your day is problem solving and trouble shooting.
Last edit by loriangel14 on Nov 30, '12