Big dream, little problem...

  1. Yes, I am yet another one that is considering nursing. I am 23, married for 6 years, and we have an almost 2 year old daughter, Amethyst. I never even thought about it until I had Amethyst. The nurse that I had was AMAZING!! She made me feel soooo great, and I would love to do that for other people. I would only want to work in the NICU, L&D, mother/baby, nursery, anything that has to do with babies and moms.
    I have about 30 or so college credits. The nearest school is a really small community college that doesn't offer much of anything, especially not nursing. Most of my credits are in art. I have actually started the prerequisites twice, but they are such a pain in the butt!! Not that I don't like them. I love learning. I just do much better on the hands on stuff. I have an impossible time sitting in a classroom for 4 1/2 hours talking about math.... or english. I have thought about clepping these. I would like to clep all of the prereq's actually. I already have medical terminology and psychology.
    Okay, here's the problem... I am terrified of people vomiting. Well, I am actually getting over it, since Amethyst came along. I can handle anything else, but that one really gets me. I don't get sick, just scared. I know I should probably just find something else to do. In fact by the time I go to bed at night I have convinced myself I couldn't handle it, but the first thing on my mind the next morning is nursing. EVERY DAY!!! I don't know if I should just swallow my fears and do it, or keep pushing it out of my mind. And if I do it, where should I go? My husband is army reserve, and he is gone right now, so I am considering everything. We live in NM, but I would be willing to go almost anywhere that I could get in and get started.
    I just feel like, if i don't try I will regret it for the rest of my life. I don't know if this is even understandable. I just needed to get it off my chest. I can't talk to my family about it, because they don't think I can't do it.
    Okay, any advice??? Thanks a bunch!
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  3. by   suzanne4
    In order to get through school and to be able to work in L&D/nursery, etc., you are going to have to take care of all types of patients and go through all of the rotations. Unfortunately, vomiting and pooping goes along with all of them, babies even spit up milk after a feeding. While you have the time right now, I suggest that you try to shadow a nurse for a day and see what things are really like. You may love it or you may hate it, but it will give you a better idea. Math classes are going to be there, incuding drug calculations, etc. so there is no real way of getting around those.

    Hope that this helps answer some of your questions........