Oh my gosh @DisneyNurseGal I am sorry it took so long for me to see your response!!! I never got a notification !
Thank you so much for your perspective. As an LPN I did home health with peds, so the whole time throughout RN school I knew I would want to work in peds in the hospital setting. Also, I did 3 months of crisis care hospice as an LPN. My RN preceptorship was with a peds hem/onc RN and I knew it was a speciality I would consider with peds.
I know I am going to have to find the balance where I make sure I am doing self care.
And yes, of course with the boundaries! It can be a fine line between professional and personal boundaries especially with these special patients... but yes it is necessary.
Regarding death and dying... I think I can say that I am comfortable talking about it.
I know overall this is going to be a very new, eye-opening, experience for me. I know Ill learn a lot. Im excited and honored to start this journey.