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Did any of you current nurses have a problem with blood and bodily trauma before you started? I am a little iffy when it comes to that, but I don't think it's anything I can't get used to. Just curious. By the way, I was very much involved in the birth of my first child...I participated and saw the whole thing. Surprisingly, I didn't have any problem it. I actually enjoyed it.

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Wren specializes in Oncology, Hospice, Research.

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I was worried that it would be a problem but you get through it. I agree with charitygrad though that once you are out you can choose a setting where you can have as little or as much gore as you want!! :roll You'd be surprised at the number of nurses you will meet who don't like blood or needles or some aspect of nursing. Good luck!

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I was worried that it would be a problem but you get through it. I agree with charitygrad though that once you are out you can choose a setting where you can have as little or as much gore as you want!! :roll You'd be surprised at the number of nurses you will meet who don't like blood or needles or some aspect of nursing. Good luck!

I figured that was the case. Since it's not a phobia or anything, I think I can muscle through it :)

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BigDog has 17 years experience and specializes in picc certified.

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The sites arent what gets ya its the smells sometimes

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Natkat has 8 years experience as a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in dialysis.

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Everyone has something that bothers them. I used to worry about blood, vomit, feces, etc., but after dealing with them in nursing school it doesn't bother me at all now.

The good thing about nursing is that you can choose a speciality where you don't have to deal with any of those things if you don't want to. Even on the floor, for the most part, if someone was involved in a trauma they are pretty much put back together by the time you see them.

I work in dialysis and see blood all the time. I go home with blood on my shoes sometimes. But I've seen it so much that I don't think anything about it anymore.

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vamedic4 has 23 years experience as a EMT-P and specializes in Peds Cardiology, Peds Neuro, PICU, IV Jedi.

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The sites arent what gets ya its the smells sometimes

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Ewie!! Blood never bothered me, it wasn't my own. But things like the smell of vomit??? That alone will make me puke..guaranteed. UGH, yet another reason I work in peds.;)

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I thought that too when I started NS. But turned out never to be a problem. (although found out many of my class mates and I each got dizzy watching a bone marrow aspiration-not gross just I dont know...6 of us each got to visit this radiology site individually and everyone that I talked to thought they were the only ones that this happened to. It was weird it was like the suggestion of it got me-RN asked me if I got queasy easy, I said I don't think so. She replied, well if you do simply open door quietly and step out to bathroom and get some water. Apparently she had seen many of us go green before. It just got SO hot in there and I kept telling myself "I am not queasy," that I talked myself into it. Just try not to think about it while you are there, you can think about it later. My face later in the mirror was so red and I was Dying for some water. I made it through the procedure though-I didn't have to step out, but when the tech held the sample up to me in its little sample jar I about lost it, then I saw the look in her eye, I swear it was twinkling. She knew exactly that I was about to pass out. MEAN girl!

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