Hi Health Nut,
I just finished my 2nd semester, and I have to tell you, everything changes...including your priorities. So yes, you will have time to be at the gym and work out, but then no, you won't have time to hang out with your significant other. You have to be great at time management or you will fall behind. Are you planning on working at all during your program?
Your first semester will be the most demanding. You will be putting in extra lab hours while practicing, as well as extra time trying to figure out what the heck Care Plans
are and how to do them. Also, studying for nursing exams is much different than for A&P, Patho,etc, the tests are based on critical thinking instead of memorization. So, I hate to tell you, but to start off, yes, your life will be devoted to nursing if you want to be a good nurse. And, it really does help to develop good study groups with good study habits.