Can you advise this potential student nurse?
“My mum is a nurse and my dad works in healthcare. Growing up it was always just kind of assumed that I would follow in their footsteps.
My parents have definitely (lovingly) pushed me in the direction of nursing, but I’m not totally sure that it’d be the right profession for me. I’m very needle-phobic, and I’m not sure I’d be able to keep up with the rigorous course and placement workload. I’ve also heard my mum complain about some patients that sound hard to deal with.
It’s not that I’m resentful of my parents; in fact, I respect them more than anyone else I know. I’m just not sure that I want to be just like them. What can I do to be sure that my fear of going into nursing is valid enough to tell my parents I don’t want to be a nurse?”
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