Just wanted to say Congrats to you all and good luck! You have a lot of work ahead of you! I started the program 11 weeks ago with zero let up. Spring Break? what's that? Both tracts of the program have been shortened for you with no less info than we are learning now. My best advice before you start... review A&P. Info comes fast and furious (faster and furious-er for you all) and not being clear on A&P will take that much more time to look over. Other advice... really consider not working. I was working a job two days a week and the stress was getting to me. Granted, we all are different, but the program is hard enough without the distraction of having to "go" to work and be present and productive.
Here are a few more tidbits I am struggling with that you might be able to use to your advantage...
Eating and working out has become a challenge. I've already gained too much weight. Maybe plan ahead?
Spend time with loved ones now. You might find yourself in a bit of a study and testing cave for a while.
Don't plan any trips. Your schedule is at the mercy of the school and clinical agencies.
Clean your house now and enjoy it. I haven't had the time to truly clean my house.
I'm sure there is more, but my mind is full these days.
Feel free to ask me any questions, I will try to answer them.
Finally, I don't mean to scare you by telling you all this. The reality is, however, that most likely your life is about to drastically change. Nursing school is Hard! Remember the beautiful light (RN!) at the end of the tunnel and try to enjoy the journey.
And meet up with your cohorts before class starts if possible. I have met some amazing people in this program already and love them with all my heart and it's only been 11 weeks!
Good luck and Congrats! See you soon! (You will eventually be catching up to me on your fast track)