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hello,

i was wondering how much blood or surgery i would have to see if i wanted to get my bsn in nursing (4 yrs undergraduate). my goal is to become a nurse esthetician.

thank you for your time,

aly zavitsanos

Not much surgery (most programs have only minimal exposure to the OR), plenty of blood. The US trains nurses as generalists -- that is, you are educated and licensed to be competent (at an entry level) in all areas of nursing. You can choose an area to specialize after you're licensed.

meluhn

Specializes in acute rehab, med surg, LTC, peds, home c. Has 16 years experience.

Not much surgery (most programs have only minimal exposure to the OR), plenty of blood. The US trains nurses as generalists -- that is, you are educated and licensed to be competent (at an entry level) in all areas of nursing. You can choose an area to specialize after you're licensed.

Your reply got me wondering how they do it in other countries. Do you train in a specific area and then you only work in that area like an md? What country are you from? Sorry, I know this is off topic.

To the OP: I didn't see much blood at all in NS. Alot of poop, vomit and sputum, but not much blood.

You seem frightened of blood. Not to scare you more, but my first med/surg clinical a poor old man with lung CA bled out and died in the hospital bed (he was DNR/DNI). Immediately after that, the charge nurse rushed in and said, "The family are on their way. They're about 20 minutes from the hospital," and we proceeded to clean up everything and make the guy look as peaceful as possible for his family...and we did a pretty good job! The family had no idea what had just happened (which was the idea - they had enough to deal with) and we felt gratified that we had shielded them from some of the more unpleasant realities of his death.

In other words, we deal with the blood because others can't. Don't know if estheticians see much blood though.

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typo

Your reply got me wondering how they do it in other countries. Do you train in a specific area and then you only work in that area like an md? What country are you from? Sorry, I know this is off topic.

To the OP: I didn't see much blood at all in NS. Alot of poop, vomit and sputum, but not much blood.

I have lost track about Britain but they used to have you sort of specialize in some broad categories (adult, children etc.).

Do you have to do a surgical clinical or can choose?

Thanks for your reply!

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