I am thinking about going to nursing school but I suffer from hypochondria/health anxiety. Would going into this field make it worse? Or maybe better instead? Has anyone else had this issue? Thank you!

dishes, BSN, RN

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It could make it worse, what will your plan be if you start thinking/believing you have symptoms of the diseases you are studying?

Specializes in Psychiatry, Community, Nurse Manager, hospice. Has 7 years experience.

Even people without hypochondria get a little hypochondria from nursing school. So yeah, you need a plan like dishes said.