Briefing about myself, I am a B.Sc. in nursing (BSN in US) from India. I have been working as a nurse in a medical ward for last three years. I am having plans to apply for MSN in US. Honestly i have been told that nursing in US is quite a lot different from what we have here. . .it is more respected and recognized job. I am working in a govt. owned multi speciality hospital. In general wards, we get 18-19 patients to attend to. . and trust me, we just follow the orders and prescriptions charted by residents and nothing else. Though we are too busy to do more because of large assignments( 18 patients) , i feel that this isn't what nursing is all about. I am passionate about my job, i want to do more and better than what i have been doing. Due to the scenario here, most people think that it is quite an easy job to be a nurse and nurses know nothing. I just want to know that if i make it through the MSN thing , is it still going to be the same thing. I am not afraid of hard work, i can work really diligently. It may sound silly, but i have been watching Grey's anatomy for long and all i see is those interns and residents yelling at nurses for everything. I mean i really respect nursing and nurses . . it will be heart breaking for me if i come so long to do MSN in US and to find everything that way. I hope many of you will understand what i want to say.