I am a first semester RN student, I am also 46 years old....if that matters!
I had never taken any college classes untill 2 years ago, at that time it had been 28 years since I graduated from high school. I finished up all of my pre reqs with a 3.8 GPA. It was not easy, I studied alot, prayed even more. Well now that I am in nursing school
, I feel like I am truly studing as much as I can, every spare minute.Before the tests I feel like I know the material inside & out. But I never do as well as I should (in 4 tests I have a B,C,D,C) I cried for 2 days after the D. Am I memorizing too much? I can always get the multiple choice questions down to two that sound right, but I always pick the wrong one! Most of the tests are over 25+ chapters and endless lecture notes, there is no way to get it all in my brain. I have tried focusing on the lecture notes, but there is always material in the tests that isn't covered in lecture. I can't learn everything in 25+ chapters....The class average is always right at my test score so I know I am not alone.
PLEASE give me some study tips!!!!! I am second guessing my career chioce/change!
Thank you all for allowing me to vent!