I know every program does things differently, but I feel like I got the horrible luck of the draw. I am in a 16 month program with clinicals every semester and about 14-15 credit hours a semester.
I'm only in my first semester and I'm having trouble passing some of my classes. Of course I knew nursing school would be very difficult, but its when I hear some of my peers say things like "UGH I was 1 question away from an A" while I'm over here barely passing that make me feel like maybe I'm doing something wrong. The thing is, in high school and in my prerequisites at Jr. college, I was used to doing really well in all of my classes. All it took was studying, maybe some all nighters. In some rare cases, I could get away with procrastination. However, in nursing school: it seems no matter when I start studying, how hard I'm studying, if I read the book, or if I make study guides, I just can't pick the right answer. There's always two that I get stuck between and I pick the wrong one.
I enjoy the hands on part of clinical so I know I'm gonna love nursing. I don't have test anxiety and I'm not doubting if I'm a smart person because I was smart enough to be accepted to a program, right?
Has anyone else ever been through this? And are there some strategies to being a better test taker?