So you want me to be a doormat? Women have been doormats too long. Yes, Iím angry that nurses have been treated the way they have. But I also am taking action. Iíve walked away and live an incredibly great life. I refuse to be treated that way. That doesnít mean I have to be selfish and not share what Iíve learned with others. You must have believed the propaganda the nursing educators have thrown at you. MD's and other health professionals also help people immensely (AND get paid for it). I think women (and men) who go into nursing and think they are the only health professionals who REALLY help the patient are ignorant and naÔve. (No I donít really think they have a screw loose). Research and talk to other health professionals. They will tell you THEY do help patients, but most arenít so egocentric to think they are the ONLY ones that do. (Only they do it at a higher salary and/or better working conditions.) I was not told the truth when I decided to become a nurse, but I know now. Iím older and wiser and I thank God every day that I donít have to risk my life on a daily basis (nursing is one of the highest risk for injury jobs there is) for a paltry some of money. If you think nurses are bitter just because they speak the truth, then conditions will never change for nurses. My only regret in leaving nursing is I am not able to care for patients, which I love to do. But there are a lot of things in life I love to do. Caring for my family and myself comes first.