YAYYYYY Melissa! Way to go.
I think the best advice I can give you is to find as much support as you can for when things get tough (and believe me, they will!) I haven't been posting here very long, but it's an invaluable resource and there is a forum for nursing students. That would be a great start. Also, network with your fellow classmates; arrange study groups, etc. I would not have made it through school myself without the awesome group of people who were there along with me (although by the end we were about ready to kill each other at times LOL).
Also take care of yourself to the best of your ability...try to take time out every day (even if it's only 15 minutes) to do something that brings you happiness and helps you let go of stress. Of course also eat right, get plenty of rest, stay hydrated, yada yada yada...you've heard that a thousand times, I'm sure.
The one thing I wish I would have done better while I was in school is staying organized: that includes planning ahead and not leaving things to the last minute. Since I'm good at retaining info, med-surg and pharm were a breeze for me in the beginning and I was able to get away with relying on my memory of what I heard in lecture, but when they got more complex, I was already in the habit of reviewing/cramming last-minute and I regretted not getting myself in the habit of spending time every day studying. I was so disorganized that one morning I totally forgot that we had a test in nursing arts that day and I had not done any reviewing...needless to say I falied that test!
Make a point to get along with the instructors so they don't have any reason to make things more difficult for you. Of course, every program is different, but based on what I went through and what other nurses have told me, several if not most programs have at least one instructor who tries to make examples of students.
OK after having said all that (hope I didn't paint too scary a picture for you) remember to have fun! For the best quality of life we need to have joy and laughter. In our profession, especially, it is so important to keep a sense of humor to avoid being overwhelmed.
You have found a wonderful source of support coming to allnurses. You'll be awesome!