Jump to content
Bones17

Bones17

  • Joined:
  • Last Visited:
  • 10

    Content

  • 0

    Articles

  • 312

    Visitors

  • 0

    Followers

  • 0

    Points

Bones17's Latest Activity

  1. Bones17

    Shift Work

    Thanks everyone! I don’t work as a nurse. I just want to know what it’s going to be like and how to cope. Are you able to change your scheduled work time/day for another or take time off if there is a special event that you want to attend? (as in like a family member’s birthday, wedding etc.). Maybe you could switch your scheduled work time with a colleague. Is it kind of like retail work?
  2. Bones17

    Shift Work

    Is shift work as hard as what it sounds? How do you cope?
  3. Bones17

    Burnout: What would you do in my situation

    Could you not combine it with a teaching degree?
  4. Bones17

    Is Nursing Dangerous?

    Thank you everyone for your comments!! What type of nurse are you? I only know of the alarms that alert you when a patient has buzzed for you to go to their room, or in emergency when their vitals must be crashing or something.
  5. Bones17

    Is Nursing Dangerous?

    Yeah that’s another thing I’m afraid of because I already had bad depression and anxiety. I don’t know if there is something for you to able to tell if you will be physically and mentally ok to do nursing. I wish there was. I guess you don’t know unless you are a nurse, which is when it will be too late anyway.
  6. Bones17

    Is Nursing Dangerous?

    Thanks everyone! Would you say that the three captions that I posted which list the physical demands of a nurse is fairly accurate? (Hopefully not).
  7. Bones17

    Is Nursing Dangerous?

    Hi all, This is my first posting on here. I just had a question about working as a nurse. Is it basically guaranteed that working as a nurse will result in becoming injured through time? I love the sound of nursing but I'm afraid of getting life-long injuries from prolonged periods of standing to do your work, lifting patients, from doing shift work (health risks to disrupting the regular sleep-cycle) or from exposure to fumes/liquids/hazardous substances/radiation/illnesses. I understand that patients can become violent so I guess that is unavoidable unless you learn restraining techniques or are strong which I’m not. I just don’t want to start and then become unable to even work after the first 5 years of starting. Would you say it’s how you look after yourself? Do you know nurses who aren’t injured from doing nursing for a long time? Thank you! I appreciate your answers.
×