How twisted am I?

  1. I had worked 15 years in substance abuse. Last year I started back to school to pursue nursing. I was required to get a CNA so I thought I give it a shot in a long term care unit at the local hospital. I couldn't stand it! God bless those who can take care of the elderly, but i found it to be boring! Now I'm back working on a Dual Diagnosis unit. The other night a client got a hold of a mirror and did some cutting (on her wrist). Certianly I felt bad for th e client, but part of me jump for joy This is where I bleong.!!!

    Thanks for listening

    Nebr girl
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  3. by   BrittRN2b
    Quote from nebrgirl
    The other night a client got a hold of a mirror and did some cutting (on her wrist). Certianly I felt bad for th e client, but part of me jump for joy This is where I bleong.!!!

    Thanks for listening

    Nebr girl
    If you are sharing your delight in finding a specialty that suits you, congratulations! However, if you are you saying you were jumping for joy to find a client cutting her wrists, I find that a bit disturbing.
  4. by   nebrgirl
    sorry if I didn't make myself clear....I guess it was a bit late. No I'm never happy to see someone hurt, be it a client with self inflicted injuries, or an elderly person having a fall. I guess I'm just saying that I feel more useful in an environment where there is (for lack of a better word) action. God bless those older people but I don't think I could have spent more time discussing weather or not they've had a bowel movement yet today, or if it's raining outside. I guess I found it a surprise because 10 years ago I left the substance abuse field saying it was for those who were young enough to have the stamina for the drama of it all...but I guess enough of the stamina remains....does that make sense? Thanks
    Nebrgirl.
  5. by   aloevera
    Quote from nebrgirl
    sorry if I didn't make myself clear....I guess it was a bit late. No I'm never happy to see someone hurt, be it a client with self inflicted injuries, or an elderly person having a fall. I guess I'm just saying that I feel more useful in an environment where there is (for lack of a better word) action. God bless those older people but I don't think I could have spent more time discussing weather or not they've had a bowel movement yet today, or if it's raining outside. I guess I found it a surprise because 10 years ago I left the substance abuse field saying it was for those who were young enough to have the stamina for the drama of it all...but I guess enough of the stamina remains....does that make sense? Thanks
    Nebrgirl.
    I understand completely.....LOTS of drama and fast-paced unit on a Dual Diagnosis Unit.....only for the strong of heart and mind !!!!!!
    Good for you for pursueing what fits you....we all have our "perfect fits" and it sounds like this is yours.....good luck....happy nursing..:wink2:

    ps.....I couldn't work NH either....

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