The news was exciting: "You have been accepted into the spring 1999 nursing program." I was thrilled! But at the same time feeling scared to death. I keep hearing about how tough nursing school is--heresay is that during the first two weeks of class, the first semester students had to cover 19 chapters in a textbook. (At that rate, I think I'll need a speedreading course) How much of that can really be absorbed in two weeks??! For those of you already in an LPN program, can you give me some insights on your own experiences during your first semester of nursing school? Is it really as stressful as everyone says? Thank you for your input! Sincerely, "Nervous Newbie"