Nursing is hard work. I do not regret becoming a nurse though. I have been a nurse for 2 years now on a medsurg/tele floor and it is hard and there are days that I wonder why I chose to do this. Those are on bad days. I've learned so much on the floor that I am on and do enjoy being a nurse. But to say that it's always butterflies and rainbows and fulfilling would be lying to you. If you go into it with a realistic view ahead of you, you won't be as disappointed when you are in the real world after nursing school
. Will it be tough? Yes. Will there be days that you feel defeated and beyond frustrated with all the demands? Most likely. Will there possibly be tough coworkers? Maybe. (But they can be in any profession) I've been lucky to have a wonderful team of coworkers which makes the day go by easier when you are in the trenches. The best thing I love most about nursing? There are so many different doors and opportunities. If you don't like one area, you have a multitude of options to expand and grow and do something new. I'm moving to home health soon and considering one day going into case management or utilization review which requires no direct patient care and will be good for me once I get older I think. You can specialize in anything, go into management/administration, case management, quality control, research, informatics/IS, sales. So many other options. If it's what you want to do, go for it. I came here before nursing school and during nursing school and also got very frustrated by the constant negativity about my chosen career, but now that I've been through it, I understand it, and mainly it's just a big vent session anyways. You probably will to. Good luck in school and for the future!