In my own experience, I thought the same thing that the stress would be over, but after school ended and the real job began, it was a new kind of stress. My first job was in the hospital, but in a small unit with subacute patients on night shift, so after orientation and I learned to do things my own way, about 6 months in, it wasn't as stressful and I was more comfortable. I am now on a new unit about 2 months in on orientation again and I'm way stressed. This is a large unit and very fast paced, you start with 3 or 4 patients and you can have a whole new assignment before the day is over. The stress never seems to end because the learning never stops and there will always be something new to stress about. My best advice is take it as it comes and learn to deal with it and keep your patients safe. I've been a nurse almost 2 years, but I feel like a new grad. My advice would be to get on a med/surg unit and get some good experience. I told myself I never wanted to do floor nursing, but the experience I've gained is irreplaceable, I love it and see myself doing it for a long time. Good luck with the job hunt, I hope you find something great!