I am a nursing student. I'm also the mother of a five year old intact boy. WITH a GIANT fight from his father. I wonder if I'm no longer kept partially because I refused circ for my kid. lol
I had my OB rotation this last semester. I took my instructor aside on our orientation/tour day and said "Dr.P, will I have to participate in a circumcision? I'm very nervous about this. I'm very opposed medically and personally." And, no, I didn't have to. She assured me right there. It never actually came up and none of my classmates had to either. But, had it come up, I was comfortable in referring to that earlier conversation. I go to a SMALL school in a SMALL area. The burbs of the burbs if you will. My "crunchy" views first came up in CNA class, we all have to have it to enter our nursing program. The instructor made some BAD points about circ. I gently corrected. Classmates asked questions. I answered. We moved on. It was all very PC. Then we went drinking after our final and I made my best nursing school friend. HE is now also friends with my new husband. He told me, when I asked him about his opinion on circ when other classmates brought it up "Are you kidding me!? We're Mexican! We don't do that!"
My point, the world is turning, thank GOD, and it's easier NOW even than it was five years ago when my son was born to say NO and have it accepted. Nursing schools are still not perfect in their education, but they are working toward being more factual in the info they give to their students.