Hey Moni! I don't usually post alot in student threads, but I totally understand where you're coming from!
My first semester, I had alot of classmates that had worked in healthcare in one manner or another. They had the practical experience (and the confidence in it) that I lacked. My best advice to you is to wait it out. It does get better. You'll find that all the time those people were getting experience working, they got out of their study habits. They'll be mad at you soon enough for being able to ace an actual test (with real questions). It all works out in the end, everyone's strengths are different. The confidence WILL come.
As for the bedmaking thing, it's beginning to sound typical of all nursing programs
. That first semester is SO skill-oriented. I remember a 2 page, 52 step list of how to straight cath. If you mixed up the steps, even if it didn't comprimise the sterile environment or the procedure in any way, it was marked off. They scheduled us in 30 minute blocks to do the check-offs, and it would take us the entire time. PLEASE! 30 minutes to st. cath... the pt would have exploded long ago!!!!
I finally had an clinical instructor pull me aside when she sensed my frustration with this process. She told me that monkeys could be taught the skills, but they couldn't be taught the important aspects of nursing. Kinda put things into perspective for me.
I wish you well. The confidence will come, and the stupid bed making check-offs will pass.
I happen to make a crappy bed, and I passed boards!