I just finished Block One at SCC. It was a LOT of work. I won't say it was extremely hard, but I will say it was VERY time consuming. You pretty much have to plan on doing something almost every day related to school. You will have quizzes, check offs, tests, clinicals and the ever present care plans
. I know that different schools have different schedules, but you will be very busy. We had 80 students start, 14 dropped, and 20 or so we in serious danger of not passing. You must have an average of 76% on tests, and a lot were stressing on the final.
The tests are nothing like you have been used to. It's not like a test that requires you to be able to recall facts and figures. You will have to learn a concept, and then be able to apply it in whatever situation they test you on. NCLEX books will help you prepare for this. HESI books will help too, since we have to take an exit exam at the end of every semester.
If you are used to getting A's, you might as well throw that out the window
Let me know if you have any more questions.a