P.S. Just some additional thoughts on the subject.
Most hospitals demand nurses work every other weekend or every split weekend, like every Sat. or Sun.
As far as holidays go, like with a regular job, one automatically figures they get the day or days off, not with nursing, its give and take. Everyone has to take turns and rotate.
Even with working 12 hour shifts, you will get only 30 minutes to eat if you are lucky to do so, breaks, what a joke!!! At the grocery stores I always hear the clerks telling thier manager their break is coming up and it seems to be necessary and serious. In a hospital, as a staff nurse, you eat and pee only when you can, you cannot leave a sick patient or assume your co-worker or charge nurse will help. I remember once I had a tough day, it was 8 hour shift, we would give report to the charge nurse and I reported that I did not have time to do the dressing change on Mr. Smith in room 1823, passing the torch to the next shift. My charge nurse looked at me and asked, "well did you have time to take lunch?" Meaning, I should of forsaken a meal break and work then yet called on over time and what is wrong with my productivity.
Yes, test it out and pray that your eyes are open to the truth and not the glamourization of the career, this is not Hollywood.