I just started a nursing program that began in January.. This is my second time starting the program— I had to drop out bc of a very personal issue the first time..
The last time I was in the program, I passed my first pharm test and skills class test with an A... my fundamentals class was another story.. I received a 72.... needed a 76%.. now, I was going thru a very rough time and didn’t think it was the right time for me to be in school.. so I dropped out
Fast forward 3 years later— I decided to give nursing school another try- thinking I was ready.... I still don’t think I am
We have these lab quizzes that we have to take online.. 6 questions... 10 minutes.. and the last 2 times, I’ve gotten a 4/6– these should be easy points, and I keep messing up!!
I have severe test anxiety.. my HR gets waaaaay up there right before a test... I overthink the questions and end up getting them wrong.. we have practice questions for each chapter, that I am terrible at!
I’ve come to the conclusion that maybe I am unable to critically think like a nurse... I am a straight A student.. I should be able to do this— but I know nursing school is a whole different ball game....
I have not taken my first exam yet (it’s in less than a week) and I’ve been studying like crazy.... I’m trying to stay positive! but it’s been really difficult..
I’m not going to give up tho!! even if I fail my first exam, I’m going to keep going..
Any advice for a nursing student who is thinking maybe she can’t pass these stupid exams?!