If you are already stressed out in nursing school, wait till you get a nursing job. Then it will be a real stress! I'm not saying it out of spite. Most of the nurses on my med surg floor left nursing after a couple of years- they couldn't stand the hospital work. A lot of people will say- find a job in a non-hospital environment. Well, it is not that easy. First of all- in order to work in a non-hospital setting, you need to have acute experience, or be specialized in something. Most of the doctor's offices these days hire medical assistants and not registered nurses to cut the cost. In the end, if you stay in the hospital environment for long enough- you risk depression, anxiety, panic attacks. If you try to get out of bedsite care nursing and the hospital- you usually have to accept lower pay to compromise. Maybe you want to advance your career in nursing and go for example for Nurse Practitioner, then maybe that's a good choice. I myself worked for a couple of years on a med surg floor, outpatient setting and it is everywhere the same- bad conditions. I could barely get enough half an hour lunch break, go to the bathroom etc. I decided that I'll no longer put up with bad nursing conditions like that. I will never go back to work in a hospital, ever again. Right now, I'm working part time in a doctor's office doing chemotherapy. People say, that once you become an RN- there are so many choices out there, not only in the hospital but in an outpatient setting, home health care etc. Maybe there are choices- but the working conditions of an RN are bad pretty much everywhere you go. I'm not trying to scare you, but warn you that nursing is a very tricky career choice. My two coworkers recently decided to quit nursing altogether- one got accepted to law school, the other one wants to go to the pharmacy school.