Before I begin, please do not judge me.
As I mentioned on a previous thread, I have finally been accepted into an LPN program. Since I was little, I wanted to be a flight attendant first & a nurse second (I can hear the ringing of sexism in the background). Anyway, I also knew when I was small that I did not want children. I was an only child and I think that has something to do with it. I have never been crazy about kids(just born to 3yrs), but can handle them more now than 4 years ago. I have a wonderful marriage of almost 9 years & have no children. Last year, I had a "cut & snip" to make that decision final. I have no regrets, because I knew that I wanted to be a nurse, dedicate my life to my husband & career, & maybe one day open up a catholic nursing home in my area.
With that being said, I am very good & can handle blood, vomit, body-parts, urine, operations, you name it. But, I have a hard time handling babies, mothers-to-be, anything to do with "birth". Now, I know that labor & delivery are a part of the nursing program. But, when my friend recently had a baby (my friends know my feelings about babies & pregnant women & that I will see them in about a year) I actually went to the hospital to see her. I literally ran passed the area where you see the infants and went to her room. I was there less than 5 minutes & turned white. Said my goodbyes, had this ringing in my ears & passed out in the hallway outside her room.
Yeah, I have issues
I know that. But when I was talking to my sister-in-laws friend who is an RN, she said I shouldn't become a nurse. What does that have to do w/me being a nurse? I will make a great nurse. I would like to work w/ the elderly, whose children have forgotten. With no kids, there will not be time off of work due to them being sick, school, daycare ect. Is she right? I know that that part of nursing school is going to be a VERY BIG challenge & somehow I am going to have to deal w/ that when the time comes.
Thanks for reading