I waited my whole life to go to nursing school and become a nurse. Nursing school was rough and I had one abusive instructor, but I stuck with it until I graduated with my BSN. After school, I went from one nightmare job to another. I suffered horrible anxiety attacks, vomiting and severe depression due to my career choice. After 10 years of absolute misery and hatred of my terrible career choice, I got out of nursing all together.
I now work as a Care Manager doing preauthorization work at Anthem Insurance. This is the best job I ever had. I love my job and enjoy everything about it. I love the people I work with, my boss is great and the money and benefits are good.
I would rather kill myself than go back to nursing, that is how badly I hate it. I will never go back.
My daughter is talking about being a nurse and I try to discourage her from it. The other nurses you work with are mean and just as miserable as you are. Patient families are impossible to please and doctors are downright abusive to you.
I would never encourage anyone to become a nurse. Run the other way!