The med dosage class, Nursing 610, is only two days and is offered on a weekend at the end of July--that might be doable with your work schedule. The optional textbook for that class, Dimensional Analysis for Meds
, is available in the CSM library if you'd rather look at the book than take the class.
I've thought about taking a medical terminology
...but from the textbooks I've seen...they don't seem particularly useful as we've already taken anatomy. A better person to ask would be someone in nursing school or a recent graduate who took medical terminology right before nursing school.
Over the past year I took pathophysiology and pharmacology. Pharmacology was probably the most helpful simply because there is so much to memorize. If you want to get a head start without taking the class, google "top 200 most prescribed drugs." You might be better off memorizing those drugs (brand & generic name, type of drug, and normal dosage range) than taking a medical terminology class. We will be taking pharmacology in the Fall, so don't feel obligated to take the class online now, only to repeat it later this year.
Don't feel under prepared! I only took these classes because I was done with my pre-reqs and wanted to keep learning while I waited to get in to nursing school. Who knows how much of this stuff I will actually be able to remember over a year later.
I'd be happy to meet for coffee if you'd like to see the books I mentioned earlier--just drop me an email.