Hello all, sorry about all the posts today from me, but I do have a question for this forum. I am pretty confident about my ability to get through school etc. (Hoping I get in, I don't want to jinx that, the count the chicken before the egg thing). I guess my hangup is I am just wondering if it is natural to feel a little nervous about handling blood, bodily fluids & functions. I in no way think that they are vile etc. but it has to be hard to handle them in the beginning, especially for someone who is in pain, from an accident or serious illness. I keep hearing people say that in nursing school they got over the intial queasiness etc. I really really want to be a nurse. I always wanted to but I ended up pursuing business (I am miserable and not feeding my soul handling numbers) and I now want to revisit my first career choice. I think I need to return to something that is a serving and caring career. I grew up with parents that are police officers etc. and maybe it is in my blood. I am just nervous that I may not build a tolerance for that very graphic part of nursing. I want to be good at it, so that I can help others to my fullest etc. Is this apprehension normal? I have felt woozy when I saw my mom bleed once after her IV was taken out, I am hoping something like this will not happen in school as I go on. Thanks for any input!