So I am kinda wanting to poll the "audience" so to speak. I am in nursing school and have expressed interest in after completing schooling I would like to go into private practice. Question why am I getting such negative responses to that expression? I have been told that private practice is where nurses go to retire, that only nurses that can't cut it in a hospital go to private practice and even so far as to say that say I must be lazy. I want to work in private practice because I like the setting I have been in private practice for years off and on and I absolutely love it. Me personally I think hospital setting is basically the healthcare version of "corporate america." I don't have anything against hospitals, I have even considered working in one but my passion is private practice. So what is everyone else's thoughts on the matter?