I think I just need to vent or may need some positive reinforcement. I'm almost through with my first semester of the actual nursing program, I always thought I would be the most excellent student because I want it bad. Lately, I see there are others that nursing (clinicals) everything seems to come natural. I've been an aide for 2 years now and I know I have the heart and compassion for the job, but It seems like to me I'm missing something. I'm just not getting it like others do. I scored really high on critical thinking yet when I take critical thinking exercises you know the ones where the questions are open ended. I suck. I'm a hands on learner and it seems like they stress the books in my Nursing interventions class. I'm passing not by alot but still passing. I want to be a good nurse not a nurse that barely made it by. I love nursing. I think my need to have this as my second career and my axiety level because everthing is on the line is hurting me. When an instructor watches me do something I seem to not do it right. Am I alone here.