I could use some advice. I'm in my first semester of NS and feeling a bit down today. I just found out I received a 76 on my Fundamentals Exam.
Passing for nursing courses is a 78. This is our second exam. I did awesome on the first one, and I THOUGHT I did awesome on this one as well. When I was taking the exam, I only had 4 questions that I had to narrow it down to two answers and pick the best one. The rest of the questions, I THOUGHT I knew 100%. I guess not.
I felt really prepared for it, too. My study methods right now are reading all required chapters BEFORE lecture, and after lectures I read through the chapters again while typing up my own study guides on important points. I also practice NCLEX style review questions. I also study a couple hours each day (more if I have an exam), instead of cramming a couple days before.
I feel like I know the information like the back of my hand, but it's the critical thinking questions that get me.. I really think my problem is over-thinking too much.
Anyone know of any good websites (or books) where I can practice more critical-thinking/NCLEX type questions? Did anyone else feel this way when they first started taking nursing exams? Please tell me it gets better!