Im so thankful you put this post up. I am so, tired of hearing the people complain about nursing salary, long hours, the hardship period. I am a nursing student, wife and mother. My goal was always to help people but was unsure what career i really wanted. I am older now and very excited to succeed in the program as well as life as an RN. I am so ready for the challenges because i feel that is how we figure who we really are and can become as we grow in this life. So, again thanks for an open, honest, enjoyable post to read and God bless you all on your happy journey as being a blessing to others and becoming and doing honerable and hardwork as RN.