I know that I was incredibly nervous starting. I'm a "true" returning adult student, with a small child and husband, and had left a really good job to follow my dream. It has been worth every frustration, every night with little to no sleep, every night of studying! I won't lie - it's a lot of work, but we just finished up in the ICU and I felt very prepared to handle those difficult cases. If you can get the book lists at orientation, get your books off amazon
or half.com or the like. MUCH cheaper than at the bookstore. :-) Get lots of NCLEX books and start using them early on. (I probably have at least 15 - no joke - and study from all of the regularly. I feel it helps me prepare for the tests.)
Yes, I ramble - blame it on the Advanced Med-Surg test today and the OB test on Monday! :-)
Can you narrow down areas you are curious about?