I was exactly where you are last year. I was so excited to start nursing school, but was scared to death of what I was about to get into all because of the negativity that I had heard. Honestly, it's not as bad as everyone makes it out to be. Relax! Do what you need to do: stay ahead, read, listen in class, study, practice your skills, and don't be afraid to ask for help! Remember your ABC's (airway, breathing, circulation) on tests, take one question at a time, and decide what will cause the patient the most harm when you have a priority test question. Just don't go in hating the instructors and thinking negative! Keep your head up and don't forget...it's only 4 semesters! It will fly by!
Oh, yeah...nursing is not for everyone and the majority of the rumors come from those who aren't prepared and are not taking it seriously! Good luck!