okay, you asked..... (but, i haven't dropped out)
overall, in a nutshell ...it's overwhelming & exhausting!!! it's nursing "bootcamp", they push you hard and try to cram as much info. into your head as humanly possible and much like regular bootcamp some make it and some don't!....(1st semester is not bad though...)
for me, it's not that the material is harder, then say micro or a&p. it's that you have hard material, PLUS "busy work" assignments, labs, clinicals, care plans
, skills tests, hundreds of pages of reading, ya-da, ya-da.... they want you to be able to handle anything and everything....as they should, since they are trying to produce clinical thinking nurses.
but, even though i understand ALL the rationale behind it, it's still tough and i'll be doing the happy dance when i'm done in 8 mos.....that's for sure!