When I first got accepted into nursing school I decided to
brush up on basic science. I purchased a high school bio and
chemistry review book (very condensed and easy to follow)
and read the whole thing. It really helped me get comfortable with anatomy and science terminology. If you want to get
familiar with nursing subjects visit the bookstore and check out
the nursing reference books. Springhouse has "Incredibly
Easy" books that review and explain nursing stuff (Patho
Phys, Assessment, etc.), and Mosby has some good
Pocket Guide books that are easy to read. This will help you
feel more comfortable with the things you will be learning, and
give you a head start on your studies!
Also, you might like to get psyched with some good nursing
books..."Intensive Care," "Tending Lives," and "Condition
Critical" by Echo Heron and "Nurse" by Peggy Anderson (this
book is a little out of touch with current nursing, but is still
interesting). These are all great, quick books to read.