Ahhhh...Yes....I remember those fellow student's who liked to toot their own horn. I like to give you an what happened to me. I went to to a two year Rn diploma school. In fundamentals I really struggled. Passed by only one point. I was happy but scared at the same time questioning wether I could do this or not. A couple of the so called " A" students would make comments about other student's and their ability to "cut it" in nursing school. It was also very hurtful to hear those rude comments. I decided to change my study habits. Used CD-ROMS, NCLEX review books, ect. My grades started to improve drastically. By Level II, I was making A' and B's. Actually made the Dean's List once. Any way, the "A" students weren't doing so hot in these advanced courses. So, remember, Fundamentals are the "basics" of what you are going to be applying when you get into your advanced courses. Find outside info for these courses in fundamentals. Books, internet, computer programs, etc. Spend extra time at home to review. If you don't understand something, ask qestions. And lots of them until you do. There's no such thing as a bad question. Your instructors are there to help. They truly do want to see you succeed.
By the way, those so called "A" students weren't making A, anymore. One flunked out. Grades were too bad. And another didn't pass her boards. So, ignore stupid comments like that. "A" students DO NOT make better nurses. Like me, not everyone is book savy. I need to "HEAR" and "SEE" the information in order to make it stick. A confident nurse is a good nurse, but, an over confident nurse can be a dangerous. Please excuse the grammer errors in this posts. I was typing fast and was on a roll. Good luck and keep your chin up. You can do it!!!!!