I am a recent college graduate who has decided to pursue a career in another direction - nursing. I will be starting the science pre-reqs that I need to apply to nursing school this fall. I have a concern though. When I give blood, I generally experience what I have been told is a Vasovagal response. I get light headed/dizzy, sweaty, vision narrows, etc and need to recline. Recently I experienced the same reaction when having blood draw for a test. The nurse was slow and had trouble finding my vein, and I had the same reaction.
Long story short is I am concerned that I will go through a lot of work to get into nursing school and then be bounced out because I have this condition. I am not particularly put off by the nasties of the human body and receiving injections does not bother me, but I am worried about this. Obviously there is a whole LOT to nursing beyond drawing blood, but is this something that could be a game breaker for me?