Congrats on considering a nursing career. I have been an LPN for 11 years and have had Crohns for 9+ yrs. My employers are very supportive of my condition. Just let your school and employer know your situation so they can accomadate your needs. As for being around sick people, I find that even though I've taken 6mp for the last 7yrs, I get sick less often than my coworkers that have normal healthy immune systems. Good luck with your studies, its a great and rewarding profession.
Hello,I have been a Pediatric RN for 13 yrs without any issues,when I was first diagnosed 10 yrs ago,I did miss a mth of work,but they were supportive.I have a CNA in nursing school with Chrohns,and work with two Pediatricians with Chrohns,one did stop working by choice,because she was getting too run down being on Humira and working with sick kids all the time.
Stay positive,if you really want to be a nurse,then go for it
And,it's very true that there are MANY areas of nursing,I work in a hospital,which is extremely busy and stressful at times,but I do love it.