Wow! I LOVE the idea of a family day to get your support people involved - my hubby just simply has no idea of what it will be like when I'm in nursing school, and of course, he's not going to believe anything I say. His latest comment, when I was requesting help with the cooking & cleaning was "If I can work full time and take my masters degree (online), then I'm sure you can cope with a little bit of studying as well as the housework & cooking"
(He has only recently decided to pursue his master's, and now I think I know why - just an excuse to get out of doing any chores!!!).
I can remember at our (2hr) orientation, that the head of nursing absolutely stressed the point that we would need tons and tons of support, and that we probably wouldn't even 'see' our families for the next 2 years, and that it was important to discuss that with them and prepare them for it. How I wished that husbands etc., had been invited to our orientation, because I knew that mine wouldn't believe it unless he heard it from someone else!
Anyway - good luck with your orientation