I have been holistic minded for many years and was repelled by the idea of becoming a nurse for a long time. I always use vitamins, herbs, homeopathy, food and the book Smart Medicine for Healthier Living
to deal with illness alternatively. My child is not vaccinated. I really didn't want to get so many vaccines to go to nursing school
either. I have read here on all nurses that as a nurse you really do focus on the patient holistically despite the medical interventions.
As for vaccines, you can get titers to prove immunity if you had vaccines as a child or any previously vaccine "preventable" diseases such as chickenpox. That is my plan and I also will get the flu mist vs. the flu vaccine to at least avoid the thimerisol. I hope at some point, I get to write a paper about vaccines.
Finally, my long term goal is to become a nurse practitioner who practices alternative care - midwives do this - but I will be 40 before I even become a nurse, so we shall see if I make it that far. I have a strong background in nutrition, so I hope this will make my practice that much stronger.
Don't be afraid to show who you are, because eventually, people can and will be influenced by your beliefs!