Hello all, I'm a current nursing student who's strongly considering dropping out of the program. I really need advice on whether or not I should stay! My problem is that I've had an anxiety disorder for as long as I can remember. I used to really want to be a nurse, and in a lot of ways I'm perfect for it, but after I became a CNA I've been reconsidering. I get so anxious about going to work that I've come down sick a few times just from being so stressed. I used to lifeguard and even that brought on anxiety attacks. The idea of having somebody's life in my hands is just terrifying for me. I'm trying to conquer it, but so far it's not working.I totally thrive on science and I love helping people, but from what I hear, nursing sounds incredibly stressful, and I really don't want attacks just from going to work. Do you think it's worth it for me to finish nursing school or should I try finding a different job in a related field? Does the stress of being a nurse go away with a few year's experience? Thanks so much for the read and for your input!!