I am thinking of becoming a nurse.
I’ve researched it and would love to do it and know that I’d be well capable.but the only thing that I’m unsure of is putting a drip into someone’s arm and maybe taking blood. I don’t know if I’d end up feeling faint or sick over it. Or do you think it’s something you would get used to? I supposed it depends on how much you do it. I know I would obviously have all the training first. but that’s the only thing making me feel abit uncomfortable about being a nurse.besides that I have alot of determination to do well.
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jetmoose invited 40 users to read this post 1 year, 4 months ago.
That’s not a big obstacle for you to consider changing your mind. You’re gonna study it and get used to it. Follow your passion. Do something you want to do. I say go for it & best of luck. :) xx
Hi, I am a nurse myself and i think it is a very good career. When it comes to IVs and taking blood you will learn that. Besides if you are still in school try to take co-op to for yourself what a nursing job is all about. Good luck!
thanks. mean like I’ve worked in a carehome for over a year now. I’ve got qualifications for health and social care and I studied biology at college and afew others. So I think I should be alright getting in, fingers crossed. might be too late this year but atleast if I get myself prepared now I’ll be early for next year. and if I am too late I may look in to trying to volunteer or get some work experience in the meantime. I was just watching a youtube video of cannultion before. Was curious about it because I hadn’t heard of the word before and it looks horrid. I know I’ve felt like passing out when needles have been involved. If I can get by being able to do that then I’m pretty sure I’ll be fine with the rest. Sure wont look forward to that part though
The best thing about nursing is that you can work in some many different places even outside of the hospital and still helping people.
you will get used to anything if you do it long enough. work hard and keep going, because you dont want to end up at the bottom of that group. nursing homes can be bad, but you will be able to work anywhere you choose and it is an opportunity to help people. good luck
The more you are exposed to something, the more you become desensitised to it.
Try watching such videos as you mention on a daily basis - a simple trick is to listen to a calming music track you like and have your favourite candy to hand while you watch. Basically, you “reward” the experience with something you enjoy whilst telling yourself “that did not upset me. I’m cool with that. I cope well”. The mind CAN be “reprogrammed” to accept things it once did not. It may take a few weeks, but it’s worth trying. If you find you cannot watch all the way through without feeling uneasy, pause the video, take some deep breaths and note the counter time.. next day, aim to watch 2 seconds more, then 4 seconds and so on. Reward your progress. Tell yourself “I did well and am doing even better each time”.
I’d also recommend asking if you can spend a couple of days as a ward volunteer or “shadowing” a mentor at a local hospital if you are not sure if it’s the right career for you. Do plenty of research - ask other nurses what they enjoy most and what they hate most. Try to get a full, balanced picture.
Jet… I’m happy you are so determined to do this! I know you’ll do great. I also know that this little “obstacle” that you worry about is just a detail and you’ll get used to it to the point where it won’t bother you one bit! The more you do it, the more it’ll just be routine. I really wouldn’t let that detail get in the way.
I’m so happy that you are so motivated. Go for it, girl! I’m already very proud of you. Mwwwuah! :) :)
I think a person could get used to some of that stuff.
Yeti. invited 1 user to read this post 1 year, 4 months ago.
Jet, you never cease to amaze me!! It seems you think things through, decide on your path, and get things done.. I love it!!!!!
I think you would make a wonderful nurse.. You’ve got my vote 100%
Best of luck to you..
Aww thank you so much for your comments.its so nice to hear such nice things. Yous r all lovely. You know these last few days at work its been one person after another wingeing n complaining about everything. The girls where I work can be so bitchy n I try so hard to do everything right yet only the bank nurse that was working yesterday noticed he said you seem very keen on ur work why don’t u become a nurse n then I told him I want to ect he’s lovely. I try keeping myself right n other people too sometimes when needed. like if they don’t know something or they forget.but people at work nobody apprecites me.all I ever hear is complaining at work but its nice to hear people being positive.thanks u cheered me up abit x
:) I’m sure we all really mean what we say, sweetie. :) x
I haven’t been here in a while and I was so pleased to see you made a post. I think you are a natural care taker and being a nurse is perfect for you.
I like mums ideal of getting yourself used to things like the taking blood. IV’s and giving shots. Change the way you feel about it. Focus on the fact that it is helping the person. Think of what a good thing it is for them to be able to get these treatments. Change your perspective on it.
Keep your head up, pay no attention to bitchy people at work, Don’t let them bring you down. You are have been doing great and do not let them tell you any different.
I am happy with how you keep guiding your life in the right direction. Makes me proud.
Aww thanks baba :) that means alot to me. You know I haven’t been here in a good while either but I got a new phone with the internet recently so I can pop on when I fancy. I’ve just been coming back to this post n keeping an eye on pucks post.think its shocking what’s been going on for her. I sometimes miss everyone I used to talk to on here. I still don’t forget everyone who helped me when I needed it. Still feel grateful for it. Can’t put into words how much everyone helped and supported me.lots of people helped me get where I am today :) i would like to think that I have everything planned out for the future but life can be unpredictable sometimes so just gotta go with the flow sometimes.
:) I’m sure we all really mean what we say, sweetie. :) x
Thanks ml :)
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