Please take sound of MUsic's reply very seriously. I left a good paying job with sick leave,
vacation days, a job where coworkesr respected each other to be a nurse. The healthcare system sucks nurses are overworked and pt's have more rights then you ever will. And they know this. I love being a nurse but I don't know how long I can stay at the bedside it is not what I thought it would be. They never told me in school that your cooowrkers could be your worse enemy, pts can verbally abuse you and there's not much you can do and that you must give all yourself all the time. Gawd forbid you call in sick--or can't come in on a snowday. Disgraceful.
Good luck in whatever you choose. If you go the nursing route hope you get into a specialty with a good nurse to pt ratio an d a great staff.