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I don't like pediatric patients, am I normal?

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It's normal to have preferences. Sometimes it just takes awhile to figure it out.

Personally, "I don't do kids" is my phrase when I work in other areas of the hospital.

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beckysue920 specializes in Psych, HIV/AIDS.

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I almost quit school when I was in my peds rotation (the deaths were too much). Then I had OB...oh dear, that was the last straw! The whiny moms were just too much. I stuck it out only to go into med/surg (aka enema alley). Whew...I didn't quit and I am ever so grateful that I didn't!

 

I never felt guilty for my feelings I had about OB and Peds.

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Trauma_drama14 has 3 years experience as a BSN, LPN, RN and specializes in Medical-Surgical Critical Care.

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oh, definitely not abnormal at all. I feel you on that, I'm the same way but have been pretty much ever since I got into nursing. No peds or mother/baby for me, ever. I just started working on surgical ICU and though we don't get peds much, we can still get teenagers from 14 and up but I think I can manage. As long as they aren't like 14 and younger, I couldn't do it. I would cry nonstop if I had a peds patient and they died in front of me.

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I don't like taking care of adults, learned that real quick in nursing school :) I consider myself a Pedi nurse tho I like the older kids - do not care for newborns or NICU babies.

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~PedsRN~ has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Acute Care Pediatrics.

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I really really hated my OB rotation. I found myself thinking "Oh get over it, you aren't the only person to have done this. I've had three of these little turds cut out of me!" LOL - it didn't give way to empathetic nursing care at all.

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poppycat has 40 years experience as a ADN, BSN and specializes in pediatrics; PICU; NICU.

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I really really hated my OB rotation. I found myself thinking "Oh get over it, you aren't the only person to have done this. I've had three of these little turds cut out of me!" LOL - it didn't give way to empathetic nursing care at all.

LOL!

When I did my OB rotation, one of the laboring moms kept yelling, "get this thing outta my kootchie!"

I wanted so badly to tell her I bet she wasn't saying that 9 months ago!

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Alex_RN has 4 years experience as a BSN.

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I could have written the original post. Sick kids and their guardians stress me out. Otherwise, I love kids. Side note: I have found that I really like elderly people, provided they are not my relatives.

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ThePrincessBride has 4 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Med-Surg, NICU.

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I love newborns, but can't deal with children over the age of two for some reason. Now is that normal?

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turnforthenurse has 7 years experience as a MSN, NP and specializes in ER, progressive care.

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I would much rather take care of adults than peds or OB patients.

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poppycat has 40 years experience as a ADN, BSN and specializes in pediatrics; PICU; NICU.

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I would much rather take care of adults than peds or OB patients.

Sick adults (myself included) are big whiny babies that need a smack in the face!

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