I hope you all arent' tired of posts like this!
I've been wanting to go into nursing for several years. I am a junior in a communications program. I have now decided to take a year off of school to relocated and have my baby.
Well, I decided to pursue nursing for several reasons.
1. I keep hearing of such a high demand and huge sign on bonuses
2. I keep hearing about great salaries of $40+
3. I understand there are many opportunities for advancement once you have your BSN (practitioner, midwifery, etc.)
But, now that i've looked over this message board, it seems like this is an awful career and everyone is unhappy! I am terrified.
I can't think of anything else I'd want to do. i've always been fascinated by the medical field and i've finally found the courage to pursue it.
But apparently, according to the nurses on this board, there is no money, no jobs, no satisfaction, overwork, underpaid, so on, so on.
Any remarks about this from current students????