OK, I am going to throw in my ,
Nursing is a profession that we see the very best and the very worst in people. Most people just think that is limited to our patients, it's not. It is our patients, fellow nurses, doctors, CNAs, CMAs, NPs, etc... Our job is to deal with extremes of human nature and sometime it is really hard for that not to leave some sort of mark on you. Some days our jobs are so physically, emotionally, and psychologically draining and stressful that we need somewhere to go to vent to someone who has been there with us. It is not the side of nursing that most students consider when they are working to get that hard earned license, but it really does need to be acknowledged. I was always told that it takes a special kind of person to be a nurse. I see that is true now more then ever. Most nurses now are feeling overworked, under appreciated, disrespected, and "dumped on". I have a feeling that a great majority of nurses have a genuine reason to feel this way.
I personally love where I work and am lucky to work with a group of people that get along. I know that my team members have my back, just like they know that I have theirs. Right now that seems to be more the exception then the rule, and that makes me sad. I encourage anyone who wants to enter into the field of nursing. But I think that it is a decision that needs to be entered into with your eyes wide open. It is what you make it.