Quote from srg4784
but at least I hear that it gets easier with each semester???
I actually think that because you're so used to getting completely chewed out - you get innured to it
But yes, what the others have said is true - it WILL come to you.
And it WILL take you time.
It took me about a semester and half before I finally grasped the basics and significance of the nursing process. Up untill that time, I was completely lost: the whole deer in the headlights phenomenon. All my mind could report was words - not the concept.
But sheer work and repetition helped me to understand the concept. And once I had a few clinicals, it heped solidify and cement the concept
You'll get it too. You're not alone. Try and see if others in your class are having the same difficulty. Form study groups. Badged TAs. Drop into professor office hours. They're all there to help!
Yes, it does seem impossibly overwhelming - but you must remember to put it in context... it is only the THIRD day of school
Remember, a journey of a 100 miles, begins with one small step. The distance looks daunting - you've barely made a dent.... but it IS a start!