I have always been one of those people that if I can't understand how this relates to anything I have a hard time learning it.
It is hard to relate drugs to things when you have never used them, or certainly used very few.
And learning all those names, generic, trade, chemical.
then you get these complicated things like beta blocker, and angiotensen inhibitors and .... well you know. Non of it seemed to make sense to me or had anything to do with the things I knew about.
Once I was practicing for a while some started to make more sense. I actually can understand about alpha, beta, blockers. and angiotension inhibitors and such. But it did not come over night even once I started working. AND i find a frequent review of this helps me.
Taking some post graduation critical care type classes has healped a lot in understanding these more complex drugs.
I know it is hard to believe but you know what you need to to pass nclex in pharm. You also will have aquired by graduation enough knowledge about drugs to BEGIN practice. With your drug reference at your side of course.
JUST MAKE THAT DRUG REFERENCE YOUR VERY BEST FRIEND FOR LIFE.