My sister has been an ADN for 25+ years and is one of those nurses who despise the field. When I told her I decided to be a nurse she was very negative about it. She said something along the lines of, "Why do you want to be a nurse? Why a BSN, they don't make anymore money than ADNs do. Just know that nursing school
will eat you alive since they want to weed people out, you have to really want it, don't do it for the money!" Talk about moral support, right?
I can assign some of her hatred of the field to the fact that she never wanted to be a nurse. My dad was old school and raised both my sister and I telling us the best work for women was nursing or teaching. He insisted my sis go to nursing school when she graduated. My sister did EVERYTHING my parents told her to do. She has resented it every since.
I, unlike her, challenged everything my parents expected of me.. including nursing school. It's kind of funny that at 38 I've decided to go to nursing school on my own. But that is me, I tend to resist people who push me to do something, even if it's something I am interesting in.
I can hear my dad from the grave saying, "I TOLD you to do this decades ago, what the heck took you so long!" *sigh* I really do miss him!
I think my point here is that some nurses do get in to it for the wrong reasons and end up miserable because of it. Don't let them discourage you.. if this is what you want, go for it!