I feel like nursing can be a great career choice still. You have to study hard and not get into the profession for the wrong reasons. It won't make you rich, and some days you just want to go home and scream. Some of the new nurses getting into the profession have done so because of all the wrong reasons, and I really have a hard time relating to them. They have been fazed out of other jobs and they find that they can raise a family on a nurses income, and that is the only reason some get into this field of work. They are dangerous to everyone around them, their work is sloppy and they expect the nurse relieving them to clean up behind them, and the patients are the ones suffering the most from this particular type of nurse. I still love my profession, and even tried to talk my niece from entering the profession, by bribing her with tuition if she would become a veterinarian. She declined my offer saying she wanted to become a nurse just like her aunt, because she has seen the differences I make in my patient's lives. You just always have to remember we are truely here for the patients and without them, well I don't know. Always be conciensious about all you do, never do anthing to harm anyone, and if you have to make waves to protect the patients then make them. There have been all too many changes in this profession just in the past ten years, and if we all fight together to retain our profession as it should be, we can be heard. I have found that in nursing that changes occur and staff gets dissatisfied, but not enough of them stand together as one to say, enough already! Why is that? Someone please tell me. One insructor once told me, when I saw something as a young student nurse that I didn't agree with, she told me, don't make waves now, wait until you are an RN, and then you can truely change the sysyem, well I'm still waiting, and now the only thing I can control is how I behave, and how I live with myself at the end of the day. Good Luck! Don't give up on nursing if you truely believe in it and yourself.