I will be going to either nursing or surgical tech school this fall. Since either one requires a class in pharmacology and I have heard that it is one of the more difficult classes, I decided to familiarize myself with it early. My mom is visiting and took me to Barnes & Noble yesterday. I got "Pharmacology: A Nursing Process Approach" by Joyce LeFever Kee & Evelyn R. Hayes. I have been looking through it and it is even better than what I thought it was after briefly glancing at it in the store. It has the normal information about various types of meds, their interactions, etc. It also covers dose calculations including dimensional analysis, herbal interactions, culteral considerations, and much more. I even went on amazon
.com to get the study guide that goes with it. At least this way, I can go though it self-pace on my own a bit now and then this summer. Then, in the fall it won't all be brand new when grades count. I did the same kind of thing before going into my Algebra class after not studying math for many years since high school and it helped a lot. Have any of you ever done the same kind of thing with other classes?