I've already completed NURS 115. I'm in NURS 125 Med-Surg and 126 Psych right now. I only have one more week of clinical left this term, next week. If you go to the St. Mary's site you do your clinicals there. This term I've done a clinical rotation on 3C, 1C, and Peninsula.
When you start you will be doing your 115 clinical either at the Nursing Home across the street from St. Mary's or on TCU. I would recommend getting some CNA training over the summer, if you don't have any previous medical experience. You will need it, those of us that had some experience were more successful. We lost half the class after the first semester, because you have to make an 80 average period, they don't round up at all, we lost a few because they had a 79.9 average.
Strive to make a good grade from the very first exam. At St. Mary's for NURS 115, reading is essential, do the study guides that come with your textbook. The lectures don't in any way cover what will be on your exams. Don't be late. Do get Henke's Med Math book and read it over the summer, you have to make an 80 on your Dosage Calculation exams, you get I think three attempts after that you're out, we lost someone because of that, too. You will have a couple of dosage questions on each exam as well.
As for me personally, I love it. I've been in the field awhile though. I'm a surgical technologist, I've scrubbed at St. Mary's for six years. Got my CNA over the summer, before Nursing, and I think that has given me an edge over a lot of other students. This summer I will be completing an externship, and then I should have only two more semesters to go, before I graduate in May 09.
There will be good days and bad days, positive people and negative people, steer clear of those neg people. Do form study groups with other people it will be essential as you get through your upper Nursing classes. Good Luck, and if any questions just ask.
Check out LMU website there are syllabis for 115 that you can look at now.