I'm one of several Debbie members. You will be fine. I have a question though. Are you starting pre-nursing courses or actual nursing classes? Some suggestions to ease the tension:
If you haven't already done so, go to the campus and find all your classrooms, library, labs, bathrooms, bookstore, etc...
Go ahead and purchase your books if you have the resources. I always enjoy looking through mine before school starts.
Go to the division office of your classes and ask to see a copy of the syllabus from your instructors so you can get an idea of what will be required during the semester. If the instructors haven't turned in their fall copies, you can check the most recent. They usually do not change things up too much. Look for things like, how many tests are given, how many papers will be written, does the instructor give pop quizzes, and their grading system. I have already gotten a copy of the syllabus for each of my classes, and now I know I will be able to handle it (I have three papers to write in my World Lit. class). My Algebra instructor has an outline of the chapter's we will be doing, so I've already reviewed the first two chapters.
Go ahead and make a mock weekly schedule of a typical week. Put all the things that will not change, like class times, church, meals, kids practices or other set things. Fill in your study time, approx. 2 hours for every hour spent in class, for instance if you are in class three hours a week for algebra, you will need to allow six hours extra for study (this is a general guideline). I am taking fourteen credit hours this semester so I have blocked out twenty eight hours of study time a week.
I have found if I spend a little time doing the above things, I can tell whether it is realistic for me.
I have many people from this nursing site to thank for their many ideas!!