Do Nurses Become Desensitized to Their Work?
Hi! I'm very curious about pursuing nursing. But I am a bit nervous that I won't be able to handle the "gross" things, such as removing deadpans, cleaning people, etc. Is there a way or any tips that help you get used to these stuff?
Are you also open to becoming a doctor? Nurses often joke that doctors do 10% more work than nurses, but make triple the salary. You'd need to study for around 11 years after high school to become a doctor (4 years of undergrad, 4 years of med school, 3 years of residency .etc.), but would have a great career. You can also select which subfield you want to go into; surgery and similar jobs will of course be the dirtiest, while other subfields will be cleaner.
I've heard that CNAs oftentimes handle the grossest parts, such as cleaning out bedpans and cleaning people. If you become a doctor/nurse, you can hopefully escape having to do overly gross jobs.