Hi all

  1. I'am not a student nurse yet, but I cant wait to become one I just wanted to ask one question do nurses deal with blood work or giving needles:imbar
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    Joined: Sep '02; Posts: 16


  3. by   Brownms46
    Welcome violent Kittie..

    Yes nurses do both..
  4. by   Violent Kittie
    is it all the time ... isnt a biotechnician is suppose to handle that
  5. by   mark_LD_RN
    one could only wish

    but really wedo this everyday
  6. by   Rustyhammer
    Blood draws, injections. Part of the job.
  7. by   nakitamoon
    Violent Kittie,,,,, blood draws,,,, injections,,,,,IV's,,,,, don't count on biotech,,, lab,,,, You will be doing them!!

  8. by   Violent Kittie
  9. by   ERNurse752
    Yes, it is normal to be scared for awhile...but the more you do it, the more comfortable you will get. Generally, you'll take a class to learn how to do these things, and the class members will practice on each other so you can get a little more comfortable before actually going out and attacking patients.
  10. by   Love-A-Nurse
    and welcome! all the best to you.
  11. by   Violent Kittie
    thx alot
  12. by   SmilingBluEyes
    kittie i suggest you shadow a nurse (or several) to help you gain a real perspective on what we do. Your questions are valid but we cannot begin to illustrate exactly what nursing IS on a bulletin board. I wish you well.
  13. by   nursenoelle
    Welcome Kitty! These nurses here are so helpful! I agree about the shadowing idea, also my facility told me " just call lab, the will get it" I have done that once,it is easier sometimes just to get it yourself-you know its getting done Good Luck!
  14. by   micro
    Nursing is a great career and very rewarding, but it is also a fluidy, blood, "gross", stressful, dirty, "what the heck am I doing here" kinda job. Shadow what the other say. Shadow a nurse(s).....See what we really do......it is fun, come on in. Volunteer in a nursing home/hospital. Get you CNA if you don't have it. Work as a CNA or a transporter or anything within the setting of your choice to get your feet wet, gain experience and ease........
    It isn't easy, but it is worth it, if it is what you want.......