Hi, the title says it all, I'm struggling with fundamental lecture material. Lab/clinical is easy and enjoyable, but lecture is dry and the exams are all critical thinking type questions. Since I'm in a RN diploma program, my Fundamentals course is set up a little different than what I've heard from friends at cc. The emphasis at my school is on assessment skills, care plans
, and critical thinking, not
bed baths, and hospital corners. Right now it's 5 weeks into the semester and I currently have a 77% in the class (anything below a 76% is failing at my school). So, while I'm happy to be passing, I'm scared that I won't make it because I'm so close to the edge. I got a 73% on my first exam, studied, read like crazy for the next one, and got a 77% (I did feel like I had a better grasp of the material, though). We have exams every other week I did well on the first quiz (10/10) and hopefully will do well on tonight's quiz. Next week's exam is on cardiac, blood, leg assessments, PVD, etc. They've warned us it'll be the hardest exam of the semester.
I clinical, I'm doing well, getting good marks on care plans, assessment forms, and skills, but those don't count toward points for passing the class. Only quiz/exam scores count toward passing.
I'm also taking pharm, which I have an A in currently. But between clinical care plans/assesment paperwork, studying for exams, reading, and doing pharm homework, I feel like I'm never going to get caught up!