Hi i'm new to the board. Here is the situation.
I'm just finishing my first year of nursing school
, and although I haven't had alot of one on one instruction i'm sure i'll receive lots in the years to come (in the 4 year BScN program)
When I was 14 and 15 there was alot going on in my life that I was unsure of how to deal with. I found superficial releif from self metalation, I've since taken care of it, and have found proper ways to deal with hard times. But as a result my left are has quite a few noticable scars, that are quite obviouse of what they are from. Will this be a problem if Prof, fellow student, or pt see them. I have no problem admiting to it, and I can having a discusion about it. I just don't want poeple to talk behind my back.
thanx Still Riding
Apr 17, '04
I hope that on a professional level people are able to look past your scars and see the potential you have, and when you graduate the professional you are.
On a people level I am not so optimistic. Like someone above said, humans are humans. and unfortunately sometimes human's ignorance clouds better judgement.
All I can say is good luck in school, I am glad you have found other ways to deal with your problems, and I wish you all the best, nursing is definitely a profession that can leave you with a ton of self satisfaction.
I don't know if I personally would take the direction of hiding what they were and tring to change the subject if asked about it, unfortunately that only allows people to form their own opinion of their origin and breeds suspicion.
I would never bring the subject up as a form of attention seeking, but if were asked I think I would be open and honest, but also make it clear that it was a very different time in my life, and that I have grown and have learned to deal with things in other ways.
Last edit by Heartattaq on Apr 17, '04