I am a 17 y/o female. A senior in highschool from CA. I am applying to colleges with BSN nursing as my intended major, but I don't know if I truly can handle it as a career.
I am terrified, to be honest, of the job. I am afraid of making a med error, I'm afraid my patient will code or aspirate, I am afraid I will make a mistake that will cost someone his or her life. I am also afraid of contracting a disease or accidentally sticking myself. I am also afraid of the bullying and disrespect that goes on among hospital professionals. Last summer, I interned in MedSurg (I mostly hung out with the Unit Secretary) but I saw everything - palliative care patients, oncology, combative patients, psych patients, etc. But I also saw how much the nurses cared and loves their jobs. And I know that "anything worth having never comes easy"
So, in short, I don't want to go to work each day with crippling fears. How can I make it past this/ does anyone have advice for me? Thanks!