Well, I never went into nursing for the money. My bank account will verify that. I also refuse to eat dirt, not a good food choice. I do agree that there are some things that can make the job miserable, but personal outlook and perspective play a major role in how someone views a situation.
Please don't fool yourself. There is NO nursing shortage. There was a little over a decade ago, but now schools
are cranking out new grads like Dairy Queen pumps out soft serve. What we have is a shortage of EXPERIENCED and QUALIFIED nurses willing to work at a facility full time and/or for the pay they offer compared to other places, especially agencies. For example, one can make $24 an hour FT, $30 an hour PRN, or $40 an hour agency going to the same facility....which one is someone going to want to work? And then the higher one doesn't have the politics attached.