Monday, October 17, 2011

All I needed to learn I learned...(on the job)

Did I know when I started nursing school that I would

Clean up vomit?
Change diapers on big people?
Change dressings on gaping flesh wounds?
Have to gain the ability to think 2 steps ahead of the doctor or try to read a doctors mind?

Did I know that I would:

Be exposed to TB, Hepatitis, AIDS, MRSA, and toxic medications?
Love some patients and put up with others?
Be told by my patients that I treated her like a dog (she had Alzheimer's)?

Oh and did I know that we would use leaches to treat a patient?

Nope.  I was never told that in nursing school.  (Or graduate school for that matter). 

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