Oh my goodness- I hope to begin an LPN program this summer, (won't know for sure until after the interview on the 21st!). I know that I can handle the vomit, bowel movements, even gross smelly infections. Even blood and guts, I'm ready for all of that. But maggots and tapeworms? Just the thought makes me want to hurl! :imbar Did anyone else have these fears before becoming a nurse? I'm not an insect person, and I'm not sure that I could handle merely observing, much less removing worms from an individual! What is the grossest thing that I can expect? How often have most of you had to deal with patients with these "situations"? Any insight on your experiences or how you learned to handle it? Should I forget going into nursing if I feel this strongly about "bugs"? Thanks in advance for ANY advice.