Just wondering about this. I'm a second-career floor and ER nurse with only a couple years of experience. The NPs I encounter *seem* fairly content with their choice to advance on to NP, but then again I hear some of the same complaining about patient population, pain in the butt rules and regs that come from the floor nurses. Is the grass really greener as an NP? I know I would have to put in so much time, work and money toward getting the degree. I'm contemplating --- would it be worth it for a 40 yr old to attempt?
My other option involves getting out of healthcare all together.