Yeah, I know the feeling. I recently got a job as a prior authorization nurse and for the first time in time since 1988, I don't have to worry about working Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day, heck, I even have Martin Luther King day off! (paid no less!) Not all of those years were in nursing, only the last 6 years have been that, prior to that I worked EMS. I missed a lot of holidays, a lot of bedtimes, a lot of seeing kids off to school so I'm not sorry to be leaving bedside nursing. I have to admit that yesterday at lunch some of the old employees were doing the normal griping and complaining about this and that so I'm not about to think that this job is Nirvana or that I'm not in Kansas anymore, but, as I sat there listening, I couldn't help thinking "yes, but as bad as it can be here, no one is dying, no one is pooping all over you and no one is yelling at you because their pillow isn't fluffed just so." I plan on thoroughly enjoying this job while I sit in my cubicle working, and looking at all the family pictures I have surrounded myself with. So good luck with your studies and your quest to find something better, and don't feel like you're alone. A lot of nurses feel the same way. Hey! BTW, where do we get the tickets to Hawaii?!