I am on the fence as to whether or not to pursue a career in nursing. I have been accepted into a program starting in May but the more I read on this web site and others the more I am shying away from it. Basically what I am getting is that doctors are rude, older nurses are not nice, family members are a nuisance, no one gets to go to the bathroom or eat, your first year is spent in tears....the list goes on.
Can anyone shed some light on what nursing is like in the Greater Portland area hospitals? Is it as bad as everyone makes it out to be? Any feedback is greatly appreciated!