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Need a A or High B on next exam

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Has 3 years experience.

I failed my first nursing exam of the semester. A lot worse than I thought I was going to get. I'm now needing help to figure out how raise my grade, because I need a 76% or higher in order to go to my final stages of nursing school next semester. Since it's the beginning of the semester, I want to take this by the horns more than ever to get a better score. So now I'm open to any suggestions, articles, anything.

I have ADHD so that sometimes makes things harder for me to focus, but I'm going to use that as my crutch.

I am open to any studying techniques. Because I'm going to pass this class one way another (Med-Surg III).

Also I am needing good studying tips for Maternity.

Thank you all.

SierraBravo

Has 3 years experience.

You need to sit down with your Professor and discuss strategies for being successful in this class and nursing school. There are far too many variables for me to give you definitive advice. For example, was your poor grade due to a lack of studying, lack of understanding of the material, ADHD, etc...

You should also speak with your PCP or a specialist if you feel that your ADHD is not well controlled and is holding you back from being successful in school.

Your college learning center and your college health center are also stops you should put on your itinerary. They have seen this before and will have ideas for you.

At this point you can't really afford to skip anything that might be helpful, so don't skip these.

Jules A, MSN

Specializes in Family Nurse Practitioner.

So these are probably old fashion techniques but what I found helpful. I made index cards from the power points or text book readings depending on what your exams are based on and would read them into a recorder which I would listen to in the car during my commute to work and school. I also did any practice questions available from the publisher's website or study guides to get an idea of the types of questions if exams were taken from a test bank. I also always tried to bang out an A average early on so as the semester wore on and my attention waned I wasn't in a jam at the end. Best of luck to you!

Your college learning center and your college health center are also stops you should put on your itinerary. They have seen this before and will have ideas for you.

At this point you can't really afford to skip anything that might be helpful, so don't skip these.

Toward the very end of our program, one of my peers made a visit to the office that works with students with disabilities and took tests that showed she had a learning disability. She got the idea because both of her children were diagnosed with learning disabilities and she finally figured out that she might have one herself. Based upon her testing situation, the office provided her with paperwork to put accommodations in place so that she could better adapt to the classroom. She told me it was a shame that she had not figured out all of this at the start of her college career. Not a bad idea to touch base with this office at your school. You could receive similar help.