Nursing School Exam Style -- 1st semester w/ questions

  1. Hi,
    I've just started nursing school and I was wondering about the exam style... specifically, I just had my first exam and I didn't do as well as I'd expected. I haven't gotten less than an A for three years, but these "critical thinking" questions (not strictly from the text/lecture, but implied) gave me some trouble. I know I can do better, but I'm curious about you guys' study habits and styles. It seems like school is emphasizing the interpretation and application of material, which at times is very subjective. Any study tips or suggestions?
    Thanks a Ton