I have just finished my UAP course (A requirement for this nursing school). I had three clinical days where I had a chance to take care of patients. I loved it! I know nursing is for me. There is no body secretion out there that can make me squeamish. This is my problem, I am getting very attached to the patients. I find myself not being able to sleep at night worrying about these patients that I spent 2 hours, tops, with. It has been a few days and I still can't get them off my mind. Is this just because this is new to me? Some people say over time I will become numb, however that is not something I want. I want to be compassionate and caring without bringing my "work" home with me. Any suggestions?