What type of gross things do registered nurses have to do? - page 9

I'm going to get straight to the point. Is it true that nurses have to change "poopy" diapers/patients and or deal with dead bodies? I would love to get into nursing, but those are my deal... Read More

  1. by   RN&mom
    You are obviously very smart to graduate so early, especially now with all the requirements in high school. I think you need to realize though that it doesn't mean you are mature enough to know what you want to do for the rest of your life. That is not an insult, I was very mature in many ways at your age too (everyone thought I was headed to Harvard) yet I got pregnant at 16... So not so mature after all! Just realize at 16 it's very hard to make life decisions no matter how smart/mature etc you are. I think talking to a career counselor at the college might be a good idea and if you really think you might want to be a nurse don't let the thoughts of any one bad thing stop you. Some of the things I feared the most (hospice) I love the most, I thought back as a CNA, what will I say to someone who's dying, what if I say something dumb, what if they cry?? I was young when I got my CNA license but my first hospice patient I fell in love with the specialty! They are honest, have tons of great stories to tell and there is no better feeling than knowing you are helping a person in their last weeks/days be happy & comfortable! As far as dealing with dead bodies, if you are meant to be a nurse you will realize it is a matter of helping that person one final time. It's not my favorite part of nursing but its not that bad... If you think you want to be a nurse give it a chance, we are all capable of much more than we think
  2. by   windsurfer8
    Neisha. If those are deal breakers than the deal is broken beyond repair. It is worse than broken. It is totaled.
  3. by   SummerWertz
    You're not meant to be a nurse if those are deal breakers for you. You will be dealing with that, and worse, in most health related areas.