Okay, I'll add in my 2 cents. Nursing is stressful, but if you are an anxious person, you will find other things to be stressed about even if you aren't doing nursing. Yes, being responsible for others feels alike a lot sometimes, but I remind myself it's only for 8 hours at a time, and there are a lot of perks to offset the negatives. For example, one poster said the wages are horrible for new grads. Maybe so where that person works, but that's not true where I live. New grads are paid very well where I live. Many RNs in my area work part time because they can afford to do so. I only work a few days a week, and make a decent living. It's nice. You also can work different shifts, which is not as common in other fields.This is great for flexibility, too.
Nursing school is stressful, because you feel insecure and everything you do is new and you feel like you aren't good at anything. It's very similar for a new grad, but in some ways even more stressful because it's "for real." Eeek! But before you freak out, remember that no matter what you don't know or need help with, there are resources to help you. Ask other nurses for advice/help, talk to your peers, the nursing supervisor, pharmacy, etc. After awhile you will get a solid confidence in your basic skills. That's not to say that experienced nurses never feel stressed. I still get stressed and overwhelmed at times, but that's the nature of the job. On the bright side, I feel I make a meaningful difference in people's lives, it's interesting work, flexible hours, pays well, and I can change specialties if I get bored.
Be kind to yourself, nursing student. Don't be so hard on yourself. Do your best, and it will get better. Try & focus on the little achievements & celebrate them. We were all there once, too.