Congratulations on your first week of nursing school
You have allready received a lot of good advice.
What works best for me is to go to lecture and then within a day or two read the corresponding chapter(s) in the book.
Never get behind on your reading or studying because it is sooooo hard to make it all up before an exam.
Don't try to study everything a day or two before the exam. Really try to study a substantial amount of material every week or even every day. Then studying for the exam will just be a review and a breeze.
Stick to a schedule. For example, I work each day 8:30 - 5 Mon. - Friday and attend class one or two nights a week. I always try to study at the same time for the same amount of time each day. ie. every weeknight after dinner from 7:30PM to 10:00PM and every Saturday Morning for 4 hours.
I have found that re-writing my notes multiple times helps too.