Does anyone else deal with test anxiety? I have major major test anxiety to the point where I have panic attacks and can't breathe! I have tried everything and I just don't know how to get rid of it! Just hearing the word "test" and my chest starts to tighten to the point I can't breathe. It's so frustrating, I study my bum off, I KNOW this stuff frontwards, backwards, sideways, yet I can't perform on tests! I've tried everything, been to counseling, I chew gum during tests, I drink milk before tests (don't ask, I heard it works and I'm desperate!
) I try to visualize my "happy place", nothing works! I'm still in pre-reqs but I want to get rid of this before and *IF* I ever make it into nursing school
because I know that NCLEX will be looming in the end! It's incredibly frustrating. I feel like I will never get into nursing school because of this problem. I did awesome in high school and graduated top of the class and all, but in hs there is lots of busy work. College is all tests so I'm at a major disadvantage this way. I mean I make some A's but mostly B's (GPA is 3.4
) How am I ever going to make it into nursing school if I can't get all A's? Any new ideas?