The biggest advice I can give you is put your everything into this. If you can't devote you time, effort, and full self into it you won't succeed (and the program does a good job weeding those people out). That's not to scare you guys off, just be prepared and dedicated. They are going to tell you during orientation that you WILL fail some exams...this isn't necessarily true. Failing in nursing school is below a 75% (so still a C). You must get above that on each exam, which I can tell you, is EXTREMELY possible. Just put in the effort. Your social life is going to be put on the back burner. I've gone a full semester without seeing anyone but my family I live with and my nursing friends haha just put school in the forefront of your life and you will do great!
On that note, study study study study and READ! I can't stress that enough. Nursing exams are super different that what you are used to. Every answer will be correct, it's about which is the MOST correct. If you have put in the time, the tests won't be as tricky to you (even if at the time you think it was the hardest exam of your life lol). Make study guides, re-write the powerpoints, take notes, record lectures, ask as many questions as you need to.
My only advice for clinical is to make sure you practice your skills that you learn in lab. Not only will you be tested on them, but you definitely apply them in clinical. Be genuine. Don't be nervous! The patients and nurses are usually great with students. Don't be afraid to ask the nurses questions!!! They were in your shoes (some of them recently) and will give you tips and hints to help you out. Also, never pretend to know answer that your clinical instructor asks you. If you don't know tell them. They are they to help! Make sure you eat breakfast and get a really good night's sleep the night before.
Just remember to have fun. Nursing school goes by so quickly. You will meet some of your best friends during this experience. Don't stress and don't be hard on yourself! (That was my biggest weakness) Don't be afraid to cry, most of your friends will be crying with you haha there will be tears of joy and sadness and definitely frustration. Nursing school can be frustrating but when you see the light at the end of the tunnel it's so worth it.
Nursing isn't just a profession it's a passion. Devote yourself and you will be amazing!