I just wanted to say good luck to this year's nursing students. YOU CAN DO THIS!! I just recently graduated the RN program and passed the NCLEX and wanted to offer encouragement to the new students. It may seem incredibly overwhelming at first but you will get through it!! I remember the first week in my LPN year and all I could think was "Oh my God! What the heck have I gotten myself into?!" Just take it one day at a time and I promise you'll look back on the first few weeks and think "Wow, what was I so worried about?" YOU CAN DO THIS!!! Keep your chin up and go for it!
One tip....study groups are great and it's even better when everyone gets along in your class. For some reason it gets really competitive which can cause conflicts amongst everyone. Our instructors told us that they have never seen such a closely bonded class that worked so well with each other. Apparently every previous class did nothing but back bite. It is so much easier if everyone works together and can study together. Just remember...you're going to be "stuck" together for quite awhile and it's so much easier if you get along. We were just one big happy family and it worked out great.
Okay, I'm getting off the subject here, but I just wanted to say good luck and best wishes to everyone!!!!