Hi Tony -
I became at nurse at 40. I've worked in numerous fields prior to becoming a nurse. I have found that the camaraderie among nurses is much the same as any job. You have a unique group of people at each job and therefore everyone has their own story.
I've found wonderful mentors, great team players, whining complainers, a couple of backstabbers, etc.
So far no sexual harassers . . .
as I did at one job in the computer industry.
Yes, there is camaraderie in nursing.
Yes, I like most of the nurses I work with.
I am friends outside of the job with one of my nurse mentors (she is also our pastor's wife) and friends with a former co-worker. Most of the other people I work with are simply great co-workers. But we don't socialize.
If you read that entire thread about "Nurses Eat Their Young", you will see that most of the nurses don't believe in that old wives' tale.
There are individual instances where people are rude to one another, just as there are in any career. Rude people run the gamut . . . unfortunately.
Good luck in your future endeavors . . .