I have been working on my RN for what seems like a million years. Actually, it has only been about 6. I will (LORD WILLING) graduate in December. I currently manage a small rural EMS squad of 16 EMT/Paramedics. I have been reading the comments made here by current RNs am starting to wonder...Is it going to be worth what I have put myself and my family through? I am currently making a little less than $12/hr, but, I enjoy what I do. I have been doing it since November 1980. IS NURSING REALLY WORTH IT!?!?!?!?!?!?