Hi @oregon-88. The program is disorganized meaning administration likes to change things often & at last minute, and it seems there isn't much communication between staff but the teachers (at least the ones I've had so far) are great. Administration also tell you about mandatoryâ€ meetings & study sessions very last minute usually the day before or day of, which is frustrating. The RN program is 2 years not including summer unless you still have pre-reqs to take (ie: Microbiology) then most students like to take it in the summer. Most of your pre-reqs should have been completed before starting the 2 year program. ATI exams at the end of each specialty are challenging but are totally passable. At the end of 1st year you take the ATI fundamentals exam but second year you take a lot more! I spoke to 2nd year students and they were stressed because they had to take 3-4 ATI exams in the same week plus their finals. If you fail an ATI exam twice you do have to retake the class which you would have to wait a whole year to retake because they only offer certain classes in certain semesters.
As far as reading your anatomy book all over again it's not necessary. It helps to already have a basic understanding of A&P before classes start because they will not reteach those things in class, however, if you forget something a quick review while you're on that topic will be just fine. Good luck with your application process.