There are going to be people who are vocal in ANY profession...nursing is not for the faint of heart or mind; and there are a TON of issues (what career doesn't???), but there are PLENTY of nurses who have enjoyed their career, including myself.
I remember going to a career fair in middle school, and a nurse outright telling me to pick another profession, this was during the 90s bubble bursting recession on Wall Street. I almost changed my profession, but Nursing was too strong for me.
I remember working with a nurse who CONSTANTLY stated she hated nursing and working as a nurse....a lot of the nurses ignored her or ran or cover when they say her. One day, we we're he only two at the nurse's station; I had just finished PN school and was studying for my boards. She went on her soapbox of what was wrong with nursing. I turned towards her and stated "You must enjoy it somehow; you keep coming back...if not, I would leave it I wasn't happy doing this job." That stopped her; she said "I guess I do." Before I left that job, whenever I saw her, her soap box was not as much, or not at all.
In all the 13 years I have been in healthcare; seven as a LPN and as a current RN, I have been able to see nursing at my best in my practice in any capacity and specialty that I've worked in; along with some of the absurdities of some administrators and peers, while seeing the advances and the evolution of our profession and the healthcare team as a whole, and my ability to become involved in changing policies at the places that I have worked. I have been the change I seek in nursing, and have learned from the best old school nurses. I hoped I've done them as proud and as satisfied that I feel in my practice. I've also learned to stay in this business by being about MY nursing business, and going home I live my life. I have learned that my Nurse Practice Act and voicemail is my best friends for life, and "NO" is ok.
YOU have to realize if nursing is for you...I have heard it ALL from plenty of fellow nurses...I have only been able to nurse from MY point of view, not others...do YOU really want to be a nurse??? Only YOU have the answer...