Well, I am graduating here in 9 days...
... but my heart has definitely called me to pediatrics. I might not be able to enter the workforce as a peds nurse, but it will be where I end up, for sure!
It is hard... but the rewards, IMO, are great. I just finished up my preceptorship on a unit in our local Childrens Hospital and the time I spent there was amazing. The kids that hated me/were upset - they didn't bother me.
Kids are kids. Honestly, the part that makes it hardest for me are seeing the kids in bad situations, or with absent parents. Nothing like being scared in the hospital, and having your parents leave you to go out partying.
I can't explain why I want to go into pediatrics other than knowing it's where I belong. Kids are awesome. They just are.