So what are your options and plan accordingly. It actually sounds very typical of a nursing program to be honest
How are you planning your time? I work FT and go to school so I've told all my friends I'm unavailable, I schedule study time and I hunker down. It's HARD if nursing school were easy we wouldn't hae this forum to vent in
There IS time to meet up outside of clinicals and lectures, you just have to MAKE the time.
I never really memorized things, I read the material, went to lecture and learned application of what I learned. there's too much material to outright memorize anything (outside of lab values) so think about how you're studying... have you reviewed your exams, how are you making mistakes? I think I make the same kinds of mistakes on exams, so when I evaluated that I started doing better.
You can do it. I don't know how far you are into the program but for me it was 2 years of not-so-fun fun