NP is a short-term solution...When compared to non-stop whining/complaining about the way the system works...unless you are heavily involved in politics or you have a seat on the Board of Directors at your hospital/facility. Trust me...I believe nursing pay should be completely revamped (and I have several proposals that I have written about in my classes). But for the time-being, I am going to get my NP because #1. I love knowledge, #2. It will help me deliver the care I want to deliver and #3. That near 6 - figure salary will keep my family safe and comfortable.