yes, there certainly is a lot of blood involved in nursing. as the first post noted - there are areas where there isn't as much potential for bloody messes, but you do have to try to get used to it. my mom was aloways amazed that i went into nursing 30 yrs. ago, because as a child i got hysterical if i saw blood. once you get into nursing schhol, you start to learn the physiology - ie. the "mechanics" of the human body. you learn to appreciate this, & to look past the "blood & guts", & realize this person needs your help! i also was a paramedic for 12 years, & saw a lot worse than sometimes makes it into the er! thank god for post-trauma counselling teams. so, once you get out of nursing school, you may feel differently. if not, as noted previously, try those options, as well as mental health, physicians' offices, school nursing, elder care (a growing need!). good luck in your decision. by the way, if you do decide to go to nursing school, be sure to find a place to sit down quickly if you do begin to feel 'woozy'....i've had my share of students go down on the floor! (i'm an or nurse).