Let me chime in and type that I agree with the previous posts.
Also, nursing is predominated by women. Women are finding that they can serve capably as business leaders, lawyers, physicians, TV personalities, pilots, as well as computer or dot.com experts as alluded to in the previous post. Women are also finding that they are capable of driving a big rig, driving a garbage truck or a UPS truck, building homes, operating cranes, professionally wrestling, etc. What in the world would possess someone to come into a profession of service, blood, guts, and gore when they can get paid the same or more pay putting in a hard day's work with minimal paperwork, interruptions, and legal hassles.
Even though I acknowledge that nursing is now becoming a cross to bear, I went into this, and I don't regret it. It has helped me tremendously in my personal growth. It has enabled me to play a major role in assisting family members and friends and others during a rough period of time. That gives my career and my life some meaning. For now, I'm going to hang tough, because there are still times it is worth it even though these experiences are getting few and far between.