Nursing as a profession

Nurses General Nursing


When I was 18, ( I am now 33), I worked at a nursing home as a nursing assistant. I loved my job so much that I was planning on attending nursing school to become an RN. I then got pregnant with my son and I ended up quitting my job.

Long story short, I ended up getting into law, (legal secretary) and now am very unfulfilled with the profession I chose. I am again considering going to nursing school. In the years since I worked at the nursing home, I have become a little more squeamish when it comes to blood, body fluids, etc. Did any one else have this problem? Is there a way to overcome it?

I would really like a career where I know I am helping people and affecting their lives in a positive way.

Thanks for any insight anyone can give me.


bellehill, RN

566 Posts

Specializes in Neuro Critical Care.

If you want to be a nurse go for it, never too late. Maybe you could try volunteering at a nursing home and "checking yourself" to see if you can handle it. Good Luck!

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