My husband is in his last semester of nursing school
, HOORAY! This last semester consists of a general clinical experience and 120 hours of practicum. The only class that contributes to his grade is a critical care class. They have 6 tests and a final, practicum evaluations do nothing to improve his grade. The problem is that he, along with half of their 60 member class are failing after 3 tests. Those that are passing are passing with the bare minimal C. I myself am a nurse and work in the SICU. My critical care tests in school were very simple if you studied the material. We also had other grades that factored in to help us out. Most of the class made A's. He studies EVERY night for at least 2 hours and nights before tests I have to make him put down the text and go to sleep. From what I understand the tests are more critical thinking than just straight to the point questions. I think that is strange since nursing students have NO experience in any kind of nursing and that critical care is very hard to grasp without experience. My question is has anyone had problems like this before and what texts or techniques did you use to improve your grades. I have purchased four different NCLEX review books, a CCRN review guide and found all of my notes for him to use. We're willing to try or buy anything to get him through this last semester. With the stress of the NCLEX and the worry of another semester with only one income, this is taking a toll on us both. I appreciate your help, Thanks!