hello, i am currently a junior in HS, and i have come by myany careers i am intrested in, but i def. think nursing wins the pick. I really love people and would love to care for them! But i just have a few questions.....I heard nursing school is very overwhelming, hard, & stressful. why you consider it HARD? Also, what do you typically learn in nursing school, (e.x. do you have to be some what like a doctore..and know every single symptom in the book, and know every diseas in the book, and know that these symptoms lead to that disease?) Whats it like, give me some insight on what you learn,,i dont know how to explain it...the best i can do is..do they teach you every symtom..every diseas every whatever..and teach you what each of these things leads too? or do they teach you more on how to do procedures on patiesnts, or whatever. What im looking for is a general expleanation on WHAT you learn in nursing school.I also heard nursing school is as hard as med school or harder. i find this very very hard to believe, but is it true?im not super smart...i dont take those honors / AP classes all i take is some general ed and some academics, does this define me as being too "dumb" to make it through? basically, im just an average joe in highschool, nothing spectacular, but definatley nothing bad. Also, i want to become a CNA, so i can work close with a nurse and kinda get a feel of the job, how do i do this, can istill be 17 with no diploma yet and still work as a CNA? If yes, how do i go about doing this and how long does it take?Thanks everone for their help!!!!!!!!