Don't be scared and don't listen to the hype your classmates will feed you. I am starting 5th term so my advice for you and the UD program :
1.) Trust yourself (you made it this far, there are challenging classes, but all of our pre-reqs were challenging)
2.) Take advantage of evolve and extra quizzes, studying tips, case studies etc..
3.) For certain classes eg. Pharm.... Purchase the cartoonish flip books you can find at Barnes and Noble
4.) Go in with ZERO expectations, do the best that you possibly can and everything will be fine
5.) Do not compare yourself to the rest of your classmates; even though some will brag about their grades after the first exams (I promise you this will have through the entire program)
6.) Find a group of people you can study with!!! This may take a while. Nursing school just like being a nurse is a TEAM SPORT!
7.) If you need help talk with your instructors, get a tudor, don't wait until midterm.
8.) Remember that the guy/gal who graduates last in their class from nursing school is still a nurse.
9.) HAVE FUN, find time to do things that are not related to nursing school.
I am not saying it is easy. I owned a restaurant for 4 years and it was by far more difficult than nursing school. My wife and I found out we were pregnant 1 week before term 1 began. We have a beautiful 7 month baby girl and with all of those changes during the program just know if I can get through the first four terms anyone can.
Grades are not everything! I have a 3.3 cumulative gpa, I have been accepted into the adult nurse practitioner program for 2014, I have been offered 2 jobs from floors I had clinical's on, and we have not graduated yet. My point being is that there are people with higher GPA's than myself, but just because one is "book smart" doesn't mean that will translate into one being a good nurse.
And in regards to the posts about "hating the program, waste of money, no help from anyone blah blah blah", don't let that scare you. Trust me I know these types of people, I have had classes with these types of individuals, and they feel they are entitled to everything. It's a different ball game and as long as you play the game, ask for help, remain teachable and work hard 20 months from now you will be graduating with a BSN from a great school
Hope it helps