My advice is to take it slow. Only take a couple classes at a time so you can try your best at making A's. Don't let an advisor push you into take 12 hours to be full time, I would take 6-9 hours every semester. If you make a C in something, re-take it, you need to make A's. Nursing is very competetive!! Study your butt off!! Do any and all extra credit any instructor offers, especially in your A&P classes. I start my nursing program in 20 days. I didn't get in my first try but I went back, re-took classes and took extra enrichment classes to raise my GPA to a 3.7. If you take the HESI, make sure to study for it. You can do this, you just have to start out the right way!! Good luck.