I'm currently a CMA and am slated to start the nursing program
next fall if all goes according to plan. I love patient care and I have been so focused on the end result that I am now getting nervous about the little things it takes to get there. How do you get through clinicals in specialties that you hate? For instance, working in peds or OB is not my department of choice but I know I'm going to have to spend weeks doing it. I'm starting to get concerned about things like how do you get through your least favorite tasks or procedures. What I do as a CMA is not nearly as invasive as an RN. I'm used to urine and sputum and all that good stuff, but no one honestly likes working with bedpans or feces. I'm not one of those people that have wanted to do this their entire life, I made a career change and have sort of found out along the way that I really like it, and I believe that this is the path I am meant to be on. I absolutely love the way that patient care allows me to put a nervous patient at ease or lend a listening ear to a lonely patient. I think I am just starting to psych myself out and get cold feet. I think I've analyzed my decision so much that I'm nitpicking. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!