The best way to learning nursing is to keep in mind four different levels of thinking. The first is called "Recall/Knowledge", then "Understanding", "Application", and "Analysis". What you've described in your question encompasses the first two levels only. In order to succeed in the program, future tests, and becoming the best nurse you can be... you will need to learn to tackle the "Application" and "Analysis" levels.
The subject is quite large to explain here, SO, I suggest you buy a book that will help you enhace your learning. Such as "Kaplan's NCLEX-RN Strategies for the Registered Nursing Licensing Exam". They sell a new edition every year. If your budget is tight, just a buy an older version off of Amazon.com... the information doesn't really change much... the strategies are the same.
Get into the habit of practicing with NCLEX type questions... they stimulate your thinking by using all four levels I mentioned above.
Best wishes in your studies !!