1) Don't leave this board! You are still going to be a nurse, you are still interested, you still have opinions and questions. You don't have to go, and I, for one, would be sorry if you did.
B) Get with one or more of your classmates for a couple of study sessions. Divide up the work if it's organized that way, and then meet to "teach" each other the information.
Look up stuff you don't know or quite understand. I have found that using www.google.com
, I could look up anything I wanted to
and I could find explanations using small enough words and simple enough concepts that I began to understand, and then it all took off.
I was lucky, I didn't fail any exams. Actually, I did fail one, but it was close to passing, so passing the course was never a problem. But I didn't really start to "get it" until I started using the internet and my classmates as resources. Then I was able to relax more (as in, breathe easier with lower pulse and BP, not trip-to-the-Bahamas relaxing!), because as more of it made sense, more of it seemed to stick in my head AND come to me when I needed it to figure out the answers to questions.
See if you can get some coaching from an instructor. Sometimes they have ideas that can be helpful. Since I don't know you, I can't be very specific--but they do and they can!
Don't give up. It's not over yet. You have a lot invested. Put everything else on hold, pour everything you've got into finishing this semester. Once you get half your program done, there are other options which don't require you to start all over (sort of). But if you get past this hump, you might just pull out of the nose dive enough to succeed the rest of the way.
Remember: people with a lot less going for them than you have, made it through this program, and you can too.
Keep us posted. It's why we're here.