There were a couple of times I felt that way going through school. (I'm in my last quarter of a BSN...I finally see the light at the end of the tunnel!!!) I got some advice from a nurse that I really admired. She said her instructors came to her and said, you are very bright, you could be getting A's if you tried harder. She told them, I have children and a life outside of nursing school
, I CHOOSE to give you C's.
I stepped back, thought about it, and realized she was right. I couldn't bring myself to give them C's, but I did quit trying to be "the best in the class". I even accepted a few B's and was much much happier.
You say you're getting A's. Maybe you need to lighten up just a teensy bit. Yes, you want to get through nursing school, but it isn't the only thing in life. Go out and have some fun. Take walks and smell the roses. Go to a silly movie and laugh until your sides hurt. And if you get a B, instead of an A, the world won't end. Your family won't stop loving you. No one will know what you got in your classes when you have your license. In 10 years, what will it matter? What WILL matter is if you stress yourself out so far that you quit.