@jumpingfish: No problem, anytime! My first semester I took English 101, Chemistry 151, HHS 101, and another course...which I cannot remember at the top of my head at this moment (sorry!). But really, do not sweat the placement exam...it's not even that hard. You can miss 5/6 I believe? And there is also a sheet at the testing center which I recommend you go over and do the problems because it really does help. And I think you can take the placement exam a few times, but get it over with and do it soon. I think the permit once you pass the entrance exam for chem is 1 year or something.
Good luck! Check out the roadmaps for nursing and follow that. I suggest you map out your entire 2 years and see what classes to take. It's good to pick them early so you know what your choices are and you're not rushing to pick your courses a week ahead of time. Just plan, follow your roadmap and you should be okay. It may seem like a long 2 years, but it will definitely go by quick. No matter what, don't give up and do your best. That's all that counts