Hello, I'm in my last semester in nursing school and I'm preparing for the NCLEX in June.
My dilemma: I tend to struggle to critically think at times. For example, on my ATI practice exams I will miss a questions like " A patient is one day post-op from _______. What discharge teaching does the nurse need to include before the patient goes home?"
I'll get it wrong because I feel like I choose the right answer, but the correct answer rationale connects the patients surgery to an underlying risk factor that I forget to think about.
I'm using my Saunders book, UWorld, and Hurst to study. I'm just extremely discouraged. I'm doing good with UWorld and Hurst, but I personally can't stand ATI with my learning style.
I'm so scared I will fail the NCLEX :,( ...... Any advice or study tips? I'm an average B student in school but I had to WORK my butt off