I had the same experience. Got a job within a month, as a CNA and unit secretary at a Magnet hospital. I LOVE IT! Its a teaching hospital and everyone is so kind and willing to help and answer all my questions. I had heard all the things you did like begining and haven't experenced any of it! I work in the peds ICU which can be very intense and busy at times. But everyone is super kind and understanding when I tell them that I just started and am wanting to go into nursing school
. Its been exciting and I learn something new every day! A most of the nurses will even call me in to help if its a "juicy proceedure" -as I call it haha - or something so I can observe, ask questions, and of course help! I'm trying to get over my weak stomach and everyone is well... just as kind as can be! Don't be nervous! Be extreemly helpful, polite, and introduce yourself to everyone with a smile. They tend to have more patience for people they know and like.
Anyways, its gonna be amazing!!! I'm so excited for you!!!!!