Of course I did research. I read books related to what nurses do and the many areas in which they can branch into (forensic, psychiatric, etc). A book stating what nurses do is very different than experiencing clinical. I like doing direct care. I enjoy helping people. I like thinking things through but I don't like writing things down. It's time consuming and takes time away from doing the direct patient care.
As for the previous comment about "not trying to be mean," I don't find your comment mean at all. Just factual. My point is, are there any jobs as a nurse that you're not spending all your time charting and passing out medication? I understand that it helps patients and I'm certainly not opposed to some documentation. I am in nursing school, after all, and not a naive newbie. I've spent 2.5 years in college before I got into a competitive nursing program. I certainly am not whining. I just don't want to spend all my days doing paperwork to prove why I do what I do. I'm good at getting things done. Legally speaking, I understand it is a necessity. Are there jobs in nursing that would require less paperwork? That should be more of my question...because if not, how is it any different than an office job?