Aside from reading the texts and outlining the knowledge, assess your issues with the exams. Many students have difficulty with nursing exams because they are not straight memorization/regurgitation of facts but require applied knowledge and "critical thinking" to understand the rational behind the best answer (notice I say best answer, as sometimes there is more than one correct answer but only one is the best answer such as: You are working on a surgical floor as an RN and go to check on your A&Ox4 post lap choley patient and find them with eyes closed, snoring respirations and difficult to rouse. What is the first action you should take?: a. call a rapid response for assistance, b. reposition the patient to ensure an adequate airway, c. check vital signs, d. check the MAR to see what medications are ordered/given, e. run & grab the code cart and Narcan," While all may be correct, the standard is to call rapid response as you need more help, then reposition to ensure an adequate airway.
Try getting an NCLEX prep book and not only read the questions but also the rationale to the best answer. Some like Saunders, others like Mosby, Kaplan, LaCharity PDA.... Most NCLEX prep books are sectioned by topic (med-surg, basic care, pediatrics, etc.) so that you can correlate the questions to your current study material.
oh and do you know what they call someone who graduated nursing school
with a B or C average and passsed the NCLEX?