The further I move away from all of this ...I understand that many nurses faced with what the profession has become, reach some kind of crossroad where they must decide to either work on getting out of nursing, or disassociate themselves mentally from the mess that is their reality, in order to survive.
Those that are still in reality and objectivity, try and see if there is any logical reason to keep beating the dead horse (the OP), and will take concrete steps to get out of Waco if their attempts to improve things don't pan out.
Those that have no way out must become someone else. These are the posters who chime: you want rainbows, you aren't tough, you can't hack it, it's the same in all work, etc..... I guarantee that the psychiatric conversion to #slavelifeiswhereIfeelmostfulfilled means you've flown over the cuckoo's nest, peeps.
What really blows, is that the clinically awesome and mentally intact often execute departure from this profession (or are "let go") - leaving the ...well you know.