Nursing is a very tough job, so if you're going to go for it be prepared to work very hard. I find that my co-workers & I have the most "compliants" about being a nurse related to working crazy, long hours, often working holidays, not being able to take a lunch/break when you want & often not getting breaks. In addition, there is alot of verbal abuse taken from physicians, patients, parents, etc. Those are the bad things that I see in my career, but caring for critically ill patients & making a difference to them (however small) is worth it for me. Plus, it's nice to work 3 12-14 hour days & have 4 days off. Good luck!