Hi and congratulations!! The program as a whole is very fast-paced (although that shouldn't be a surprise, haha!). We had typically lecture two days a week and clinical two different days of the week. The faculty does what I think is a really good job of cutting out the silly "filler" assignments my first degree was filled with and gives homework that actually helped me learn. The rest of the time was pretty much spent studying. I did not work this year and I am glad I did not. I was able to still have a small bit of a life because I did not work. The biggest piece of advice I can share is it's nursing school, it's only a year, take a deep breath, learn what you can, and enjoy it. I think it can be a very enjoyable year if you take it for what it is and decide you're going to get the most out of it you can. Oh, and the twenty-nine other people in your cohort are about to become your best friends. I hope this helped!