I am currently working toward being a SLP. I am taking the required undergrad courses (I also have a bachelor of science in healthcare management) and will apply to grad school next year. I am having serious doubts that this is the right path for me. I have zero desire to work with children with speech/language disorders, which will majorly cut back on the job opportunities. Also I think that only treating 1 or 2 parts of the body could get old after a few years. There are other reasons I am doubting but I won't go into them. I am strongly considering applying to nursing school
instead of continuing the SLP route. I worked as a CNA a while ago at a hospital and it was not a very good experience as far as interaction with the RNs there. Most of them were very mean to the CNAs and hated being at work. I'm sure some of it had to do with the particular hospital though. My question is, how happy are those of you working as nurses? I hear so many complaints from nurses about being overworked, conflict with rude/arrogant doctors, low pay etc. Are there some settings that are better or worse than others to work in? I think I would enjoy working in the ER but from what I have seen and heard it seems like hospitals are about the most stressful and least rewarding of any setting. I'm not looking for someone to tell me what to do, I just want a good idea from you all if the rewarding side of this profession is worth all the stress and headache. Thank you so much.