I am a 46 year old man who has worked as an application's developer for many years and have thought about switching to nursing as a career. I have always liked the idea of caring for people (especially the elderly). I have taken several of the pre-requisites for the accelerated nursing program (18 month to BSN with a previous degree) and have volunteered at a local hospital to try to get a feel for the medical field. So far I have to admit to feeling a bit discouraged. In my short time of volunteering I have run into many unhappy nurses (you can see it on their faces). Some are downright unfriendly.How does one know if something is the right choice? I am not really stresed at my current job but am bored alot and feel like I don't make much of a difference in the world. Also the layoff specter is ever present and I feel nursing would allow for some job security.