There is a definitely a difference between the emergency side of healthcare vs. bedside care in the hospital setting. However I think any experience in medical will be a big plus. However I admired the paramedics in my class, and the LPN's too, when we merged together for a our last semester in nursing school.
Nursing school is tough for different reasons, everyone struggles in their own way (god those care plans
lol). For some they do great in clinical and others are better in the classroom.
One thing that comes to mind is I recommend you get a NCLEX book. This will help prepare you for the test's you take in nursing school and get your mind thinking in that direction. You can find them relatively cheap online at half.com or even ebay. I strongly recommend you get a book now.
Second find a good study buddy or buddies. Some people study better by themselves others study good in groups, if you like groups this might work. But if you find someone pick someone who is focused and wanting to go all the way through the program. Some of my best study buddies became my biggest support persons.
Good luck in nursing school! Even though it was tough, in a silly way I had alot of fun and made great friends along the way. I look back and appreciate all the hard work :rckn: