I want to learn about what A Day in Life is like for a Nurse Practitioner. I have learned that if you are too sensitive you might need to reconsider your career options? Is this true?
Im asking because I learned that you may see many hurt people including people's death. I am a very sensitive person and hate seeing really hurt people. Should I think twice? #nursepractitioner #hospitals #medicine #nurse-management
Azucena, I am glad that even though this is a field that you want to pursue, that you may have a hard time dealing with situations, people that are hurt or even death. It an indeed be hard job, but it also can be a very rewarding position. There are hospitals, hospice and other organizations that can allow you to follow a day in the life of a NP. Another option, would to be a volunteer at a hospital, nursing home or something similar. This would allow you to get a sneak peek at what may occur on a daily basis.
It is very wise for you to consider your personality for a job. Your concern about being sensitive to another person's pain is considerate and may actually make you a better person for the role of nurse practitioner. Just because you are sensitive, this should not make you ineligible to be a caregiver. However, there are some people who really cannot be close to death or pain because it can "paralyze" you-- If you are overwhelmed when you are close to these things, then you can't act to help. If you are sensitive and it makes you respond appropriately, it makes you work even harder to help them to survive,then your sensitivity is a benefit. Best of luck!