I didn't really know where to put this thread...I have heard some pretty negative things about Accelerated (second degree) nursing programs. Things like they are really tough, leave you unprepared etc. I am starting one soon and am beginning to really get freaked out . I'm starting to think that going to a community college might be better. Are accelerated programs really too much to handle? My program is 18-months long so not too short but they still expect you not to work. Is this an impossible feat?! And also do I really need to be good at science to be a good nurse????