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Interested in Burn Unit?

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Is it just me or are there any other nursing students interested in working in a Burn Unit?

Katniss88

Has 8 years experience.

I never thought about it, but it does sound interesting. I was thinking about working in the ER because such interesting cases come in and it's fast paced. The idea of working with doctors to help patient's when they're in serious need of medical attention and to get them to a point where they are in stable condition seems very rewarding to me. Don't get me wrong, I know floor nursing is very rewarding too, but the ER seems much more exciting. But, I want to work for a while on a med/surg floor to get comfortable with my nursing skills. If the burn unit is interesting to you, then I say go for it.:)

I'm considering trauma or burn unit myself. But I'm a new nursing student and we'll see how I feel later down the road. :)

I am actually working in the burn trauma unit for my final clinical placement. My first day is on Sunday. Yikes.... I will let you know how it goes!

I am actually working in the burn trauma unit for my final clinical placement. My first day is on Sunday. Yikes.... I will let you know how it goes!

Please keep us updated! I am excited for you!! Did you choose this as your final placement?

I am also a nursing student. Best of luck!

I'm considering trauma or burn unit myself. But I'm a new nursing student and we'll see how I feel later down the road. :)

Same here! Are you doing any volunteer work to give you some experience ?outside of clinicals?

PatMac10,RN, RN

Specializes in Nursing Education, CVICU, Float Pool. Has 8 years experience.

Im a second year nursing student. I've heard of people having great learning experiences at burn units. I've never personally been to one! Our whole class is going to one if the best Burn Centers in the country in the research triangle in NC to have a tour and get a lecture from some of the physicians, nurses, and educators there!!! We are all sooooo excited!

I love ER, Trauma, and critical care so this trip might spark my interest in it. We'll see!

I've heard of people having great learning experiences at burn units. I've never personally been to one! Our whole class is going to one if the best Burn Centers in the country in the research triangle in NC to have a your and get a lecture from sone of the physicians and educators there!!! We are all sooooo excited!

Omg you are very lucky! That's really why I want to learn as much as possible about burn units! Because i want that experience!! Let us know how it goes, and what your thoughts are once you experience the unit!

PatMac10,RN, RN

Specializes in Nursing Education, CVICU, Float Pool. Has 8 years experience.

Omg you are very lucky! That's really why I want to learn as much as possible about burn units! Because i want that experience!! Let us know how it goes, and what your thoughts are once you experience the unit!

I will! If i can remember too! Lolz! We don't get to go until around the middle of March though :(.

HouTx, BSN, MSN, EdD

Specializes in Critical Care, Education. Has 35 years experience.

UGH! My background is pretty much all critical care - all types. I hope you have a better experience in Burns that I did. I couldn't deal with many aspects of critical burn care.. patients in continuous pain, debridement processes (bwaaaaaaarrrrrkkk), the heat & humidity (has to be this way because loss of skin means loss of temp control), and always having to wear isolation garb. It may be a better experience to work with patients who are further along in the healing process... but I'll never willingly step foot in another burn unit.

Hey! So I've had 4 full days in the burn unit and I LOVE IT! You learn soooo much and the nurses are incredible (at least at my hospital). I really needed a unit where I can hone all my skills and this is the unit! If you want to know more about the unit I can explain more!! :)

Hey! So I've had 4 full days in the burn unit and I LOVE IT! You learn soooo much and the nurses are incredible (at least at my hospital). I really needed a unit where I can hone all my skills and this is the unit! If you want to know more about the unit I can explain more!! :)

Yes due tell!!! I am really Interested ! I am really happy you love it!!