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"I want to be a nurse, but I'm terrified of giving injections. How can I overcome my fear?"
Do you have any advice for this student nurse?
“I’m about halfway through my first placement of my nursing course and absolutely loving it. The only problem is I’m terrified of giving injections. I’ve wanted to be a nurse all my life and am passionate about caring for people but I’m embarrassed to say, I don’t think I’ve got it in me to give injections.
“So far, I’ve managed to avoid giving them but I know at some point I’m going to have to and just thinking about this makes me feel sick.
“I know it sounds silly, but I really don’t think I can do it. Is it possible to be a nurse and not give injections? I’m starting to think that if I can’t do something this basic then maybe nursing isn’t the career for me after all.”
*Name changed as wished to remain anonymous
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