If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it 5,177,856 times: it takes a special type of person to become a nurse or a CNA. That being said, there are some limitations that shouldn’t keep you from finding a career in the health care field, and one of them is being squeamish at the site of blood.
The fact is, you aren’t alone in your phobia. A study of a large medical school in 2009 revealed that 12% of students at the school studying to become doctors felt faint or even fainted when assisting in the operating room. If these students could go on to become doctors, why should you let something like syncope or near-syncope affect your ability to become a nurse or CNA?