This is so so true. The amount of nursing student these days that say oh how do you get to be a band six ( charge nurse ) or a NP or a CNS and this is before they have even written their first end of year paper. The thing is years ago nurses became nurses and that was it apart from the obvious management roles. Then nursing changed and you could be so many different types of , shall I even say, nurse , that is not at the beside, or you could as is even more so now, progress to medical roles. The options just were not there not so long ago and now for a lot of people they do not want to say oh I am a nurse on a med-surg floor. They want to say I am a nurse manager or a NP or a CNS etc etc.