Eh, to each his own. I can say that floor nursing by far has given me some great and horrible experiences. With just my nursing diploma, I have to two options: Ship out (turn in the license) or go back to school (get an advance degree). Maybe something is wrong with me, but one of the very last times I worked on the floor, it took me out for months. Sorry I can't handle 14 tele, post-op, med/surg patients. I call it traumatizing. This is not an isolated issue as I used to be a travel nurse. For me the it's the lack of control when you are maxed at 8 to 9 pts and they keep sending admissions. Next thing you know someone falls, RRT, codes... Who gets blamed? Yes, I can't live like that. To each his own. I have no problem with bedside nursing when safety is NOT an issue. Since I've come to realize that will never happen, I'm choosing to go back to school. Like I said, to each his own.