I haven't actually started nursing courses just yet, but taking my pre-reqs has definitely helped shape me and helped me realize just how hard school is. You definitely have to learn how to be organized and figure out a good way to study, or else you'll end up slipping in class and it's not fun. I had to learn the hard way about balancing a social life with school and working full time. It's definitely a learning experience, but nothing I regret. The curriculum and work load wasn't anything worse than what I learned in high school, just a little bit more fast paced, but you learn how to keep up.