lol your welcome! Trust me I remember how nervous I was! The schedule was pretty much Nursing 100 on Monday 8:30-12, Nutrition was Tuesdays 1-3:00 I believe and then once clinicals start (around the end of October) you would have assignment pick up on Wednesday and clinicals either Thursday or Friday (whichever you dont have clinical you are pretty much off) all weeks weren't like this which made making a work schedule hard some weekswithout clinical had extra lab days where you are assigned a lab time of about 1 hour (I requested to have lab times from 8:15-9:15am the first group) but there were 4 other groups after also. I did work throughout the semester about 25-30 hours a week but my work allowed me to literally make my own schedule and were great about working with me, I know some classmates were not as lucky and were not allowed to have a super flexible work schedule, many people worked weekend shifts and alot of people were CNA's which definitely gave them some great experience and knowledge because alot the lab/clinical work we do is CNA type stuff. There wasn't any extra dosage testing besides each nursing exam has 5 dosage calculations questions on it, I don't know if they planned on doing a dosage test aside from that though. The best adivce I can give you as far as studying is to keep on top of it and don't fall behind. The absolute best thing you can do for yourself is to find out exactly what your study style is whether you need to make charts and pictures or you need to read your notes outloud etc. This will save you alot of wasted time in using a study strategy that doesn't even work for you. Personally, I would read the chapters before lecture then write down notes from lecture onto my powerpoint slides (which they hand out to you so don't worry about printing them) then I would go back to my book and reread anything I didn't understand and put more notes from the book onto my powerpoint, the week before the exam I would take all those notes on the powerpoints and make index cards to study from. Of course, throughout the semester my study strategies sort of got less and less to where I would just read over the powerpoints before an exam and was still able to do well, I don't recommend this but towards the end I was just ready for the semester to be over lol! Clinical is sort of a whole different part of nursing, the dreaded AM report is what will take up alot of your weekend time, its the report we have to write up on our patient from clinical and pass in at 8:30 on Monday morning, once you get the hang of it, it isn't that hard just very time consuming. They will explain all that to you at clinical orientation. And to the other poster, don't freak out about the bridge program thing yet, it is very very new and in the preliminary stages we will all get more information as it comes but I do know how frustrating it is! Take it one step at a time with everything and don't stress yourself out too much it won't help you do better or lessen your workload. Thankfully the group of students in my class are great, we all get along really well and everyone helps each other out. Last year they did a "Big Brother" thing were a freshman was paired with a junior to kind of contact whenever they needed help or had a question, maybe they will do the same thing this year. I'm on facebook also if you want to private message me I can try to find you on there if you have more questions, I check that more than I go on allnurses. Hope I answered some of your questions and if you have more or want to know more about anything just ask I am more than happy to answer what I can!