There's a saying I heard in nursing school more than once: "Nurses eat their young." Some of the most negative comments about the nursing profession can come from nurses. While it is true that some nursing jobs
just suck, there are many that don't. The key is finding your niche. You see, what one person may think is an awful job, another may find very fulfilling and wonderful.
I hated nursing school. Every day I wondered if I had made a mistake in my chosen career. What kept me going was finding nurses in fields that appealed to me and asking them about their jobs. Most told me the same thing: "I hated school, but I love my job." The real world is very different from school.
I say go for it! While you are in school, look for opportunities to explore different areas. Find a nurse who works in an area you are interested in and shadow her/him for a couple of days to get a better idea of what the reality of it is. Don't be afraid to try out different areas after you graduate.
I have been a nurse for six years. I have worked Neonatal ICU, Post-partum, Labor & Delivery, Newborn Nursery, Pediatrics, PICU, GYN. I am currently back in the NICU and thinking about going back to school for my master's in anesthesia. There aren't many degrees out there that give you the kind of options that a nursing degree will give you.
My advice to you is to get at least
a BSN. (I'm beginning to think a master's would be better - it just depends on what you want to do with it) It will allow you the most flexibility and get you back into school should you choose to go further.
Don't give up & Good Luck !!!