Do you think you feel more faint when you KNOW the person??
I am only a volunteer, and on my school's waiting list for the nursing program. I thought I would be grossed out a lot more than I am. I started volunteering to see if Nursing was something I even wanted to look IN to.
I think for me, once I see that the person is in need, and depending on us for help, any squeamishness goes away. I'm there to help, make them better, and that's about it.
I've been testing myself in little ways also. A few weeks ago, my brother's big toe got smashed to pieces and the nail came off, huge cuts, they almost had to amputate, the Dr. said! Yikes! I stayed there through the whole stitching procedure, washing, etc. I wasn't grossed out a bit, and I really thought I would be, as it was my brothers, whom I know and love, blood.
I hope this makes sense, sorry to ramble.
I hope clinicals will clear you of some of your faint-ness feelings BeesAngel!