I am a late starter, but I have been accepted into the RN program at my college. I am 38 with a husband and 4 kids, so I am doing some of my reading ahead over the summer. I have Pharmacology this fall, along with Assessment, Principles, and clinicals.
Since I want to make things easier on myself, I have already purchased my Pharmacology book and study guide. I'm working my way through it now so that when I start school in the fall, I'll have an idea of what is going on. All of the nursing students that were in my classes this winter told me that Pharmacology is the hardest class at our school - which, judging from the size of the book, I'm not surprised.
Does anyone have any advice for me? I have dreams of being a Nurse Anesthetist in about 10-12 years, and I am a really quick learner. My GPA is high, and I'm a good test-taker, even if I'm not 100% sure of the material. I can usually make a pretty good guess and get it right. Since I want to be a great nurse, and hopefully later - an anesthetist, I want to make sure I really KNOW this stuff. I want to really learn it. I want to be able to care for my patients with confidence, knowing that I learned what I was supposed to learn.