I'm graduating in 2 months from nursing school and am currently in practicum. I am amazed at how much red tape and paperwork and stress is involved with nursing and how 12 hour shifts turn into 13, 14 hour shifts so easily. I see how the nurses stress eat during shift and are frazzled and pulled in so many different directions. I am feeling deflated and discouraged and stressed, like this is NOT what I want to do. Does it get better? I am primarily interested in OR or procedures but know it will take a while to get into those areas. Any encouraging words?