I am a 25 year old woman living in Pittsburgh, PA. I have a four year degree in Agricultural Science but have found little use for it in Pittsburgh. I currently have a good job but it is not full filling and I know it is not the right place for me to be. I have spent the past year examining myself and reassessing where I want to be. I have decided to pursue a career in Nursing. I am beginning my search of academic programs but one question keeps coming to mind, do I have the guts? During my experience in agriculture I have given animals injections and seen some pretty disturbing things - prolapse, infection, etc. and none of this really bothered me but one thing I am unsure of is taking blood. I have donated blood but each time am unable to watch. How did you know, before you went into nursing, that you had the guts to take blood samples, etc.? Were any worries you had relieved through your training? Perhaps I am thinking about this too much and should just see it as a simple procedure?
Any advice you have would be appreciated.