This is a very reasonable question. It shows that you have an understanding of the fact that nurses do more than insert bedpans
- that's better than a big chunk of the public! I myself don't want to run any more codes than absolutely necessary, and certainly can't blame you for the same.
There are many areas of nursing that are less potentially stressful and scary than others. Not everyone wants to or should work ICU or ED. To my mind, the secret to nursing is keeping your ears and eyes open so you see what's happening before someone tanks. Sometimes folks will surprise you, tho!
You will get comfortable with your assessment skills and your ability to prevent someone from circling the drain. You can't escape a certain amount of acuity in pts - you have to deal with that much to get through school. However, if your niche is not the adrenaline pumping areas, that's fine. Check out the forums list and look at all the different areas available.