Quote from NeedAdvice1234
What about ER nurses... thats what she wants to do. Is it like they show on the TV Show ER or trama in the ER. She tells me its fast paced only when people come in. Otherwise its pretty slow with patient activity. Especially since we live in the suburbs.
It seems as though I might be in the wrong profession LOL. One of the biggest things I have seen is that during her entire schooling she has no time for nothing and has gotten pretty burnt out and depressed. She works as a Medical Assistant during the day and then off to school from 6-11:30 at night. By the time she gets home its around 12:15am. She tells me there is so much work. now logically speaking, if the schooling is that tieadious then wouldn't that make the job just as demanding or is it completly diffrent.
You also refered to the HIV not likely, then why is Burseing ranked one of the most dangerous jobs in the United States? What causes it to be such a high risk job?
Any addtional details or advice is greatly aprrciated. I am trying hard to understand something I have no direct contact with. So far it does seem like I am making a moutain out of a molehill!
ER nurses work the same schedule as all the other nurses, and according to our nursing board, it is not any more dangerous as far as assaults as other areas (they found that psych and geriatrics had the most assaults, mainly because the ERs had the resources to deal with violent people, like security guards). And the level of bloodiness really depends on the place. A quiet ER is just that 90% of the time and when there is the possibility of blood exposure nurses wear personal protective equipment (gown, gloves, face shield). Her first year out, she'll probably have to work a regular position, but once she is trained, it is pretty easy to get perdiem positions. My best friend works in emerg and always complains about how fake ER is.
Nursing is ranked as a dangerous profession because of on the job injuries, which usually occur because of lifting a patient inproperly or without help, not because of diseases like HIV. HIV is very difficult to spread, mainly because the virus is destroyed almost immediately when it has been exposed to air. I have been a nurse for a few years now, and worked in one of the bloodiest areas of nursing (labor and delivery) and with more HIV positive women and babies than I can count and never had a needlestick injury or other exposure. Believe me, I am much more concerned about hurting my back than getting AIDS. I'll see if I can find you a link on HIV and health care workers.
I found that being a nurse is much less time consuming than being a student nurse! Having only one job meant my hours were cut in half. Your fiancee will probably find the same thing.