No needle nursing? - page 2

Hi! This is my very first post so im not exactly sure how this works, but I have been trying to figure out what I might want to do as a proffesion. Im only in high school but I love helping people... Read More

  1. by   *LadyJane*
    I felt the same way as you at your age, however, as soon as I got into the lab, first quarter, learned how to do it, it was a breeze, and you know what? It doesn't hurt you at all! You will be fine...
  2. by   lalopop86
    When I was young & in high school I was absolutely terrified of needles. I would almost pass out when I had to go to the doctor in fear that I would be given a shot or they would have to draw blood. I am now 26 and just got done with my first semester of nursing school and while I still do not like having blood drawn from me, it is MUCH different to be the one that holds a needle. I thought it would bother me giving injections and starting IVs but you are more concentrated on performing the skills correctly rather than the needle itself. To me, it has been one of those mind-over-matter things- did I really not want to live my dream because of a fear? To me, the answer was no. If you want to get over your fear of needles, I would recommend looking on youtube how to give injections/start IVs. The more you see it done, maybe the less fearful you will be.