Perhaps it is the sections that I tend to look at (LPN, Private Duty, HomeCare), but I seem to be reading alot about there being no jobs for new nurses, that the new jobs you can get are pretty ucky and there is a general malaise in the professional. But don't worry, new nurses only last about 8 years.
What nursing school did you go to? Mine told me that there was a nursing shortage, and that I was embarking upon a career that would make me feel like Florence Nightingale. And I would be forced to hire a financial manager because I was going to make fantastic money.
Well I am still waiting for my lemons to taste like lemonade but I don't get what all the belly aching is about. I suspect I am a bit older than some but I have a hint. Your country needs you, and it is probably the best nursing experience out there you will ever build your career on. I am NOT talking about the VA system, although that is getting better, but I am talking about doing a few years in uniform.
I wasn't a nurse when I was in boots (105 mm gun bunny) but I wish I was. My instructor was a army nurse and her command presence reflected it.
If you have talked to someone about what military nursing offers new grads, please share it. I suspect you do not need to be a GI Jane to enlist but what are they looking for?
Oh, and why isn't there some PSA's on this website that point visitors to a site offering more information about this career option?