This question is for both seasoned nurses and those nurses who have just entered the field of nursing. What I am interested in is this... would you advise a close friend or family member, or anyone you care about for that matter to enter the field of nursing knowing what you now know? Regarding the economy, the fact that unfortunately there is no longer a 'nursing shortage' ? I am currently a pre-nursing student. I am hopeful, more than hopeful actually as I feel that nursing has been "calling" me for several years. Your posts will not detour me, but I would just like to hear some real 'real life' experiences and perspectives in regard to staring a nursing career NOW. Thoughts?