Now if that doesnt scare you nothing will.
YES PLEASE ENTER THE NURSING CAREER!!!!!
You have a tender side in which you admit, thats fine and you may find yourself shy as well but that will blossom the more you are in the feild. If you like the OR setting then please feel free to try it, you have more patient contact than what you think, You speak with them and you speak with the family and you are in contact with your co workers as well and the more you get to know them the more you will open up.
Im not to sure on the advice of one that has posted here, and Personally as an experienced OR Nurse, Im floored by her response to you and basically I wouldnt work with her because her attitude reeks too much for my pallet. But some of her points were true as well. There are times in which you have to put your foot down and there are times in which you wish you could put your foot up something as well. But its all about control and how well you control the situation at hand.
Not everyone comes out of school gung ho or even the drill status its learned and if this is something that you wish to go into then please try it , you just may see something inside of yourself that you have never seen before.
You also may find that OR isnt your bag and thats ok too, there are many areas in Nursing that you may find your nitch in, but how will you ever know if you dont try them.
The compassion you have for people is the best start anyway there are so many now in the field that have lost thier compassion and possibly being around you will spark thiers as well. Compassion is the root of caring and if you build on that aspect you will become more than you give yourself credit for.
JUST MY 2 CENTS