No, it is not all bad. But it is really important to understand some of the "uglies" that CAN come with being a nurse.
Yes, there have been days when you don't get to sit down, when you are over your head in work, when the patient/patient's family scream at you, when the doctor totally berates you for doing/not doing something.
But, then (and thank God, these are usually more prevalent) when a patient says "Thank you for helping me", when you receive a card from a patient for "your great work", when you know that what you did helped a patient get better, the day ends - you are on your way home - and you say to yourself: "What a great day! I did an awesome job! I am a great nurse! I love my job!"
Unfortunately, some people come into nursing and do not know the "uglies". Of course, I did not list all the "uglies" that can happen: I know we all have TONS of those! I try not to dwell on those and concentrate on the good!
The time when it is more "uglies" than good, then I will quit. But I don't see that coming for a long time!