Learn the endings of medications such as:
-pressin = Antidiuretic Hormones: names end with -pressin such as desmopressin (DDAVP)
-pril = Angiotenson Converting Enzyme (ACE) Inhibitors:names end with -pril such as enalapril (Vasotec)
Shoot, I have been a nurse for a while and still look up meds, double check, have to review something. This is why even after nursing school
, there is continuing education. It is alot. Try scrolling through some tips and threads in the student nurse section here. There is a world of great ideas and tips there. Plus, you will find others feeling the same way you are feeling right now.
I know this will sound like the worst advise ever but, when I felt overwhelmed in nursing school, I took a half day. I did my school work but only for a half day and went out and rewarded myself with a beer and burger and a huge pile of fries and afterward I went to see a movie. It was a great mental break for me. I only did it once or twice a semester though.
Be gentle with yourself. Nursing school is hard.