Nursing is mostly memorizing and hands-on experience through clinical rotations. The way I went through nursing school was to keep a schedule and read the textbook. Some people might not like the idea of reading the textbook and those people probably found out another way to study but for me reading the textbook worked. If you plan to try to pass nursing school just through lectures then it will not work because most professors lecture about things that might or might not be on the test.
The hardest part about being a nurse is time management. I do not get a lot of time for family or free time. I sometimes have to work overtime which makes it hard to balance my sleep schedule. There are also times when the patient or the family is being uncooperative so I have to then try to gain their trust.