This student desperately wants to be a nurse - but a fear of needles might stop her in her tracks. Can you offer any advice?
“I really, really want to be a nurse. My grandma was a nurse, my aunties are nurses, and so is my older brother. It’s in the family. I’m good at maths and science, and I love taking care of people. I think I have what it takes to be a nurse, and a good one at that.
“There’s just one thing: I have a phobia of needles. I haven’t hit the point of needing to use them in my training yet, but know it’s coming soon. I can barely stand getting a flu jab. I can hardly imagine giving one.
“I know it seems silly – so silly that I almost didn’t write in. But I needed to know if anyone else had been through this. If you’ve ever had a needle phobia, how did you get over it? Will this be the thing that keeps me from success in my profession?”