If you have a weak stomach now will it affect wanting to be a #nurse?
I’m notorious for having a weak stomach but I want to become a nurse; does over time people learn to deal with it. #Nurse #nursing #healthcare #medicine #hospital-and-health-care
I hope this helps!
Best of luck!
You go thru training and get comfortable with healthcare
I say go for it.
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Christine Gazzara Hogan
I think that the more experience you get and the more you are exposed to the less sensitive you will become. Start by volunteering in healthcare settings (hospital, private clinic, community clinic).
I also have a phobia of eyeballs. I can not do any treatments near the eyes. The trick is to negotiate with your teammates to do the tasks you can’t, but in return- you must do something they struggle with as well!
Having a weak stomach won't stop you from being a great nurse! Over time, with exposure, the overwhelming feelings usually get better (although they may not completely go away). Also,there are MANY kinds of nurses and if something really bothers you (like sputum, blood or feces) you can find a specialty that doesn't often care for patients with those issues. Nursing is a team sport and if you face something that bothers you, chances are it doesn't bother a coworker as much. We often lean on our teammates to help us through it.
If you want to be a Nurse you obviously want to help people. While in school you will learn alot of science and how the body works and about variius diseases. You will also learn the many ways that nurses can help someone to feel and get better. You will begin to think about "What can I do to make this person better" and you will focus more on the patient. Thoughts of yourself and how you feel will fade to the background. The patient will need you and you will be able to jump into action and thoughts of yourself will be secondary. Later with your co-workers you can review how you felt. As an effective nurse, you will be surprised how they come first.
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Definitely not . I work in the Emergency Room and it is still things like blood or poop, vomit , & even suctions a trach out that still get to my stomach . Ive found that since being a nurse my nose and feet don't mix well . Nevertheless, having a weak stomach does not make nursing not the career for you . Go for it :)