How many prereqs does your college have? We only had one year of a four year degree in prereqs (Even then, I think it was only four classes total). It IS hard because a lot of it is not something you can memorize. It is critical thinking and common sense. You have to be able to apply the things you know. Think of it this way - when I was in A&P, I wouldn't memorize every little detail about things. I would look at the big picture and understand how it worked. That way I was able to "figure out" the answers to the questions, rather than just spitting them out in blind memorization. My friend is a hardcore memorizer and she is struggling a little more with nursing because you have to be able to use good judgement and make decisions. It also is a lot of work. I am sure it depends on the school, but I know for my school we have med sheets due, tests every other week, sometimes with no breaks because of the different class schedules, papers due, homework due. I probably do 8 things once a week just to turn in for my Lab (one portion of my main nursing class). I still have things to do for lecture and clinical! I think my school likes busy work, and I lot of it that we have to turn in at the end of the semester, but they want us to do it now so we don't put it off. /sigh. It's definitely a lot of work. I do work and go to school, but it involves a lot of scheduling. I even schedule my homework: What day I am going to do a certain assignment on. It's sad because it's like I am finally relieved on Sunday to have everything done and then I turn around and do it all over again. There is a lot of studying, but if you study smart, it's really not that bad. It's all up to you - Is this what you want? Are you willing to put in the time and energy (there are a lot of both being invested!)? Are you getting Bs and Cs because you aren't working hard enough or because you are trying and can't? If you aren't working hard enough, well you'd better start because you can't slack off in nursing school
. If you can't pass the prereqs with As even with studying, nursing may be too hard for you. I don't like to say that, but it is a hard field. I can't tell you how driven you are or what you can do. Only you can do that. Best wishes!