I think I wanted to became a nurse because I had always cared for members of my family due to one illness or another growing up. I was always helping someone. I liked medicine and blood didnt bother me.But 9 month into my first position on a tele/med surg step down and I am drowning in depression stress and wondering why and if it was the right reasons to go into nursing....I have been feeling stressed over the responsibility, lack of appreciation and constant downstaffing, yet when there are 2 of us were pushed passed ratio and budget budget budget, but still hiring more people! I have a daughter who isnt handling the 12 hour shifts well between daycare and working one night shift, then a day shift, then back on night shift all in one week....All i do id dleep when im not there and when im there i wish i wasnt.....Its not what nursing school made it out to be.....and everyone says you need a year before switching, but i made more money and steady at that as a server!so my dilemma is did or does anyone else want to change careers after initally thinking they really wanted to go into nursing?I have applied at a few office jobs, but still not sure what to do. Suppose to start my BSN in January, and now thinking i may not since im debating if this is even what I really want to do....All good and bad welcome please!