An opinion please? - page 2

Hi, I am a nursing student who has just finished the Geriatrics Rotation and is going into the M/S, Peds and Ob/Gyn rotation in the fall. My concern is this....I started having serious doubts about... Read More

  1. by   dstudent
    For my first clinical I was assigned to the rest home hospital. I was not enthused as that was not the career path that I wanted to go into. In actual fact I was not looking forward to it at all.

    But as it was part of the programme I had no other choice I went along and ended up thinking it was not too bad after all I got so much joy out of nursing the elderly esp when they showed grattitude and smiled at you it was just priceless.

    Now I cant wait till I have my next clinicals.
  2. by   researchrabbit
    Originally posted by cloudydrms
    I don't really have a weak stomach, but it ain't made of iron either. Now I worry that I won't be able to handle the bombardment of smells, etc. once I get in the hospital? Cindy
    Hi Cindy! I have a weak stomach too -- I kept alcohol wipes in my pocket. When it was really bad I'd swab one under my nose. Vick's vaporub works too...

    Where there's a will there's a way...

    PS I didn't care for geriatrics either, but I liked wound care (funny, since I have the whole yucky smell thing going). But here I am in Psychiatry...the worst smell we get is cigarette smoke (I'm a nonsmoker, so that is pretty yucky to me!).
  3. by   Lisa32
    Thanks, guys!!! In Peds now, like it, Ob/Gyn next, looking forward to it!
  4. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by lisa32
    thanks, guys!!! in peds now, like it, ob/gyn next, looking forward to it!