Its absolutely tough, but that is nursing school. Don't expect the As to come easy. Theres too much information and 2 years is not even close to enough time to learn it all, but that doesnt mean you won't be prepared. You will feel lost after first semester. There's so much thrown at you and itd a completely new way of learning amd studying. After 2nd though things start to come together.
As far as job placement every professor I know will take the time to write wonderful letters of recommendation and most hospitals love GCC grads. Our school has a wonderful reputation at the hospitals and our school also does interview prep and posts about job opportunities all the time.