What Does a RN do? - page 2

I am starting my college classes to get an associate degree, in one month. I've read several books and watch alot of discovery health and TLC shows. I come onto this allnurses.com site often and... Read More

  1. by   mama_d
    Unless you want your tech to hate you, if you're in a job that involves direct patient care, you'd best be willing to clean/bathe/toilet everyone. But don't worry, after a while a penis has the same attributes as an ear in your head...except the ear won't pee on your foot while you try to hold the urinal. Body parts are just body parts...

    I'd suggest, as many on here will, to get a job as a CNA if you want to see what all direct patient care involves. It is possible to get a job outside of patient care, but you'll be running into it at clinicals.
  2. by   prospectivestu
    Thankyou so much for your reply...being a new student it wont be easy for me to do such a job..few ppl even told me that its not looked upon very respectfully..can you please clear my doubt about it?
  3. by   barkles3579
    I don't want to sound blunt, but nurses are involved in ALL pt care. You will empty bedpans, you will clean "male private parts", you will insert foleys into male private parts, and see them naked on a daily basis. If this is offensive to you, then perhaps it is not the profession for you. Or the alternative is to be in a field that deals strictly with females, such as women and infant services.
  4. by   prospectivestu
    Thankyou so much for the reply..