We are no longer dreaming, applying, and simply taking prerequisites. As nursing school acceptance letters and emails begin arriving, thousands of individuals' lives step into a new, transitional stage in their lives: pre-nursing student status. We stand on the threshold between the worlds of "hopeful" and "nursing student." And because of where we are, we have the clear vision of what it has taken for us to get this close to our dream of nursing school and yet somewhat blissfully unaware of truly knowing all that lies ahead. This is an open letter to those who will teach, mentor, and preceptor us.