I am not a nurse yet, however I have been an IVF infertility patient. That is how I got pregnant with my son (who is now almost 5 years old).
A very dear friend of mine was one of the IVF nurses at the clinic I went to. She was/is a wonderful nurse. However, she ended up quitting and going into another field for the following reasons:
First of all, the clinic she worked in was a very large, "top" IVF clinic in S. Florida. According to her, she felt that she couldn't give the kind of care & attention that an IVF patient needed.
According to her, the head IVF nurse instructed the team to treat the patients like we were numbers. This means no chatting with us, get us in and out within a certain number of minutes etc. It was a rush rush attitude.
In addition, it was very stressful for her. You are dealing with a very emotional and sensitive procedure and time frame. It was imperative to monitor patients closely. You were not allowed to go home until ALL of the calls that were left in the IVF voice mail box were answered.
Now, she had two young children at that time. So she was getting into work very early and leaving very very late. So this was taking a toll on her personal life.
Lastly, she had a hard time with all of the IVF procedures that did not have a positve outcome. She became very close to her patients and couldn't deal with the emotional aspect of IVF.
I guess that it all depends on the size of the clinic, number of patients, what area of infertility you want to work in and of course your own personality.
Believe me, us infertility patients desperately NEED caring, compassionate and competent nurses in this field.