I hear your thoughts. But 2 years isn't good enough.
I "personally" think 5 years of hardship, dedication and accompanied by good and strong work ethics will take you to places and they are as follows:
Case management, power user/IT, UR, GI, IR, Cath lab, school nursing, education (clinical instructor/teaching/ACLS/BLS/PALS), home health/hospice, public health, psychiatric nursing, ER, JCAHO, research, telephone nurse, flight nurse, private nursing, traveling nurse, business/entrepreneur (assisted living facility/group home/day care) and clinics just to name a few.
There are not so many degrees or professions that can offer these endless possibilities!
Floor Nursing may not be for everyone but the beauty of "nursing" - you have those options. It'll just take a whole lot of patience, guts, and glory!
Be strong and be thankful that we are making a difference whether our patients like it or not. At the end of the day, it is only a job. You can do much better!