I'm trying to decide between nursing and another career. Nursing was a recent decision of mine (I'm about a quarter-way through my pre-reqs; was supposed to start A&P next quarter but have all the gen-eds done) - I gave it far less thought then I should have and stuck with it for about five months now. However...a bunch of insecurities I have had about this career surfaced a few days ago and I'm giving it serious thought to switching back to something else. I'm kind of making a list of "pros" and "cons" about the CAREER - not the education, not how tough it will be - the end result. I've never shadowed a nurse (had a few experiences with them in the hospital), and hope to see if I can sometime in the next two weeks.
I've came up with some pros and cons of my own - feel free to correct me about them, or whatever.
Pros - you get to help people, you do lots of science, you make a difference.
Cons - bad staffing, bad management, arrogant doctors, "nurses eat their own" attitude.
I don't have much beyond that. Can anyone help, or give helpful links?
I have to decide by November 24th.