I tell ya, I am an "old skool RN" meaning I graduated back in 1983. When we went to nursing school, WE KNEW WE WANTED TO TAKE CARE OF PEOPLE! We were sure we wanted to be nurses, there was no complaining after we were blessed to graduate and sit boards, earning that "black stripe across the cap" 😍. Seems like today, most of what I see are hear from "new grads" is how terrible nursing is......I hate the bedside......and "burnout" after 6 months" I want Fast track to become NP or CRNA or DNP. I just don't get it. What were you expecting? Good in theory so you want to teach nursing, but you hate the bedside??? Its "not for me". So were you thinking after nursing school, I go straight to SENIOR MANAGEMENT......OR STRAIGHT TO TEACHING OR RESEARCH??? There is NO WAY a new grad from nursing school should be complaining about the career path they chose. What did you think was going to happen once you graduated??? I DON'T WANT TO HEAR IT. Am I "eating the young", maybe I am, but I am sick and tired of the whining. PAY YOUR DUES, LEARN YOUR CRAFT. Running away from the "bedside" is not going to cure anything. One must learn the core/basics of nursing in the CLINICAL SETTING, the disease process, assessment skills, time management, exercise critical thinking skills, DOCUMENTATION, medication management, advocacy, and being a team player . You can't go into anything else without that experience and knowledge. Nursing "school" does not equip you to. I am a nurse, and I DON'T WANT TO HEAR IT.