Published Apr 30, 2004
what are some of the nasty stuff you guys have to do in the clinicals? ive heard some nasty things that nurses and nursing students ahve to do so im just getting ready for the worst.
wet-to-dry dressing change, packed it with gauze soaked in saline. wound open to see the bone visible. We gotta toughen up.
wonderbee, BSN, RN
Changing out the bedpan and cleaning up after the patient with an upper GI bleed and C Diff. I promise you, it's a smell you will never forget.
*shivers* yah my friends tell me horror stories of their clincals, thank god im not gonna be a floor nurse.
jenrninmi, MSN, RN
I'm confused...are you a nursing student?
I'm confused...are you a nursing student?:stone
yah i am going to this fall. but i intend to be a CRNA.
Marie_LPN, RN, LPN, RN
That doesn't mean that you're not going to run across nasty stuff.
gwenith, BSN, RN
The best laid plans of mice and men go awry in the end
Has anyone told you that you have to do at least one year critical care nursing first???
Believe me! It ain't only the floor nurses who get to meet some really really gross out nasty stuff!!!
unknown99, BSN, RN
If you are going into the nursing field at all, you need to lose that kind of attitude!!! I do not mean that to sound harsh, I just know that if you go into it with that attitude, you will never make it. I have seen it happen to too many nurses.
Aspirations in high school are sometimes different than the paths we actually take.........It is great that you are aiming for such a lofty goal but please remember how much care and compassion it takes to get there...$$$ is not everything. Good luck to you.
Weelll, I just got accepted to a nursing program, and I have already thrown any preconcieved notions I might have had outta the window! I have the said mindset: If I want to be a nurse, and a good one at that...I need to experience everything, even the things that are gag gross....doesn't matter what goals I have in regards to my career...I in no way expect to NOT get my hands dirty. Hmmm, you might go into shock if you think you won't have to experience the gross stuff. Good luck with school. I know I can't wait for the fall to get here:)
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