After reading many threads throughout this forum, I am terrified to start nursing school. There is a lot of negativity from nurses towards students, and also in regards to new nurses. My concern over all of this is that I have little experience in the medical field, I do not know many of the medical terms (I took one semester in medical term because I thought it was necessary, however it was not required), nor do I know many of the illnessess yet. I have a 3.7 GPA, (which is why I was accepted) but have not been taught any of these things in anatomy or any of the other classes I took, most seemed useless towards nursing. I plan on studying medical terms and illnesses on my own all summer but when are these things typically taught? If this is the usual case its no wonder the nurses are frustrated at nursing students. We are not prepared well enough before being put into the hospitals. Does anyone else have any suggestions as to what I can do to prepare myself before the clinicals this fall? thanks!