I'm going into my last semester soon. Hopefully, a job decided to overstress me and has my grade hurting...
Honestly, the school part of it was easy to me up to now. Nursing isn't that hard. You treat symptoms, the goal is typically the exact opposite of what the symptom, or habit, or risk is. How to get to that point is the same thinking. They have a fever, so they're hot, you cool them.
What is extremely hard is that not all of us are married or live with our parents and can just stop working to focus 100% on school. Normally, this is no problem. But this is nursing school, to their administration you have someone who can financially support you for the next 2-4 years. It's not uncommon that they expect that if an instructor can't make it to a clinical, you're calling out from work to go in when it's convenient for that instructor. You're going to be scheduled on what works for them for clinical rotations. So if you're working as a bartender or server, expect to lose some friday nights and a ton of money.
If you read these forums, you'll see a common trend of instructors who just don't teach. So it's not a bad idea to learn what youtube sources are accurate and current.
The content isn't hard, it's mostly common sense. The physiology and pharmacology are the only thing that really takes a lot of work. If you can't figure out that you should check blood pressure before you give blood pressure medicine, then you're going into the wrong field, you need something with constant supervision because you're going to struggle with most jobs. What's hard is the time commitment.