I took it over the Spring, condensing a delightful 16-week course into 8-weeks. Thought I was gonna die, but was afraid to because I thought the Prof might ask me exactly which cells died first and exactly which nerves served those cells. Living just seemed like the easy way out.
Plus, the Prof told us after we'd registered that the Fail rate was something obscene. On the order of 90% or so. Indeed many of my classmates did fall out during the class, but went out whimpering quietly with the rest of us too busy to mourn their departure.
Here was my rationale for taking it: It was too late to get into a "normal" class, and the chances were very good I would fail miserably. However, if I merely floundered, I could always repeat the course. And there was always the possibility however slim that I could get a decent enough grade to not hurt my chances in the race for the coveted ASN slot.
Also, I read frequently on these fora about how brutal Nursing school
is, and how they run you ragged, and they require you to go without sleep for 32-weeks at a stretch and then sacrifice a goat at midnite and write a report on it due the next morning, etc. I figured, "Let's find out right now if I'm tough enough."
Up to you. Willing to roll the dice?