Often enough in advanced second degree BSN programs the requirement is to quit your job, family and sanity. The program is not for the faint of heart nor is it for those requiring extensive instruction. You should prepare prior to entering the program by showing some initiative and studying your anatomy and physiology book, chemistry, pharmacology, and pathophysiology books. I know that you may say well I will wait until the program starts but if you do then you are at a disadvantage because with the high attrition rates of said programs it is not worth failing out. Think about it other programs will not want you because you failed out of nursing school, you invested your own money or borrowed it with no return on your investment not to mention letting yourself down. In my experience, the program I am currently in started with 96 student and now in our last semester we are at 36 students--of those half have received jeopardy letters. Ultimately, the program goes fast and by the time your know it you will walk the stage but know your learning style, join a study group, make sure to keep any comments/remarks that may be misunderstood to yourself because unfortunately that would be to your demise. Remember network with your peers, do not join "cliques" and your nursing instructors are ALWAYS right. I wish you well in your own endeavors and hope this information helps.