Thanks, its nice to be done (practically) and it goes by quickly. I don't know that there was really anything I wish I had know more per say, but having a grasp on the basic classes of drugs and pathology is helpful throughout the program. I think the biggest things that helped me through the year was being organized and working with my classmates. During summer and spring schedules get crazy, so being organized and knowing due dates can easily be the difference between grades. Also I found working with my classmates and utilizing study sessions, NCLEX practice groups etc was very helpful in my learning process. Another huge help to my learning process was going to office hours. Not only does it build a report with the teachers that will come in handy at the end of the year when you need recommendation letters and it also helped in my understanding for tests. The teachers want to help you succeed.
adbnau- job prospects are . . .well that depends on where you are looking. A couple of my classmates have a job lined up, but that is not super common prior to graduation. There are jobs out there, but there are also a lot of new grads out there too. So it is better than it was a year or two ago but it can still take a little to find a job. I made connections actually through people I met in flagstaff, outside the college. Within the nursing program several of my classmates have made connections through their preceptorship. So, yes their is potential to make connections that will help later.
Good luck to everyone as you start this upcoming fabulously crazy year of nursing. It gets insane at times, but you can do it!