I just finished doing the 2 year accelerated program this year.. as I did the EN course already.. best way to do it I think.. get paid for the 1st year and work as an EN on your days off uni..
I can't say that I really studied.. bought like 3 textbooks during my time here.. downloaded the rest of the notes off the web..but hey I passed! :P 2nd year is pretty much full on for some people..4 days at uni ..if i recall.. 3rd years a breeze.. well since theres like hardly any exams.. just assignments and workbooks and clinicals.. you only go to uni like a day or so.
Yea.. i agree that the teachers are pretty good over here.. although there are some which if I ever find their car in the staff parking area....ahem.. anyway
summer school isn't that bad.. for the accelerated program.. its only 4 weeks.. (2 week clinical, 2 week uni)..just project stuff..
It is good to have a car when you goto uni.. although they do have shuttle buses between campus..for clinicals its really handy.
Just remember... the greatest thing about UTS is the fact for EN's you do not have to do a bridging course for 6 months before you start the course! Only 2 years and you're set! I think that keep me going.. well also the amounts of good looking girls on campus! (being male and all..:P)
The only drawback I can see for doing uni based nursing.. is not getting paid on your clinicals and doing rougly the same nursing duties as you would normally be paid to do!
Other then that.. relax and take it easy.. and enjoy your time (esp @ the Uni bar!!