Although I love and read AN forums for some time now, this is my first cry for help.
I am in my third semester of a 2 year program, one reputed to be extensively difficult (and it is). Went through the first partial semester course- flying colors. Had first med-surg exam of the semester. Completely bombed it. Stunningly bombed it. I knew I didn't master the test, but nothing could have prepared me for the sight of the grade.
Now I am in a position that I must perform very highly on all subsequent exams or else.
I study, I read, I do 100's of practice questions. What's missing?
This failure is a huge brick wall and it is hard to push through it.
I just don't know what to do at this point. I feel like so much of our program expects the student to be largely self-taught. This is difficult for me because I am a global learner.
Any advice? I cannot bear to fail. I want to be a nurse.