Quote from marcos9999
99% of the time nursing is tedious, boring, impossible tasks to be done in impossible short time, long long hours standing, walking, patient abusing you, management abusing you...it is really, really hard and on top of that there are no jobs...think about it...think hard and long...
Yeah people dont realize that every hospital is different, and many nursing positions are different.
I realize that im at sort of a fantasy land hospital, where things are unrealistically good and some people call it a "yacht club" hospital locally.
But there are definitely places and positions which are quite enjoyable, with a positive standard of living.
That said to the OP's point, there is no nursing shortage. But theres really not any employment shortage right now.
Unemployment rate is high, there arent too many bachelor degrees that will get you a better job WITHOUT experience than nursing.
Its hard to get a job no questions, but a teaching, business, communications, or liberal arts degree isnt going to fare you much better.
Unless you plan on getting your masters or phd, I dont know how much better the options are.
Of course you also have to factor in how much you want to enjoy your life, vs how much you want to get paid. And see if nursing makes sense in that matter as well