Congrats! Be prepared. It is hard. Be on time, always. The best thing I did for myself before starting was to go to the des moines university website and take their free terminology course. Knowing the prefixes and roots for medical terminology has saved me on many tests. Be prepared to do a lot of time- consuming work which really isn't difficult. Everything you do in this program, you do for a reason, which you won't know for a while after doing it. There are 2-5 exams per week, presentations where you must speak in front of the class, creative projects, papers, and lots of homework to go with all of that like study guides and drug cards. Clinicals are easy at first but then come with 2-5 hours of prep work going to hospitals to choose patient(s) then doing research on their condition. You will feel like nursing is the only thing you know, and school will be your life. Embrace it. It's easier if you swallow it willingly. But it's fun. I graduate in february and as much as I want to be done, I will miss this a lot.