Yikes!!

  1. Wow.. I went to pick up some of my books for Nursing II, and I got our clinical syllabus and there are about 60-70 Drugs that we have to know everything about for our first 2 tests.... I think even though I don't officially start classes until the 19th, I will probably go ahead and start writing down the info...

    Man, that is alot of drugs..
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  2. 16 Comments

  3. by   elusive
    ya ours was like that (pharm) only we had 40 classes, with 4 examples each...that we had to learn in 8 weeks, only 8 classes...just study hard, keep ahead...best of luck
  4. by   Mkue
    OMG, that is a lot of drugs, and you have to know the side affects too. I take Pharm in a few months, I know it will be tough.

    Good Luck

  5. by   Love-A-Nurse
    i have basic pharmacology this fall and i am stocking up on index cards! all the best to you!
  6. by   live4today
    The best way to study Pharm is to learn the drug classes. Once you know that a steroid is a steroid is a steroid.......regardless of its brand or generic name......you will have no problems passing Pharm, or knowing the major side effects of the drug in question.

    When you get a test question that ask you for the side effects of a particular drug, the FIRST thing you should do before answering that question is ask yourself what class that particular drug falls under. Once you know the "class" the drug falls under.......BAM....you'll know the major side effects.

    Break it down like this:

    1) What's the brand (or generic name) of the drug?

    2) What class of drugs does the drug in question fall under?

    3) What are the main side effects of that class of drugs?

    Hope this rule of thumb helps someone through Pharm. It netted me a 93% average for the course.
    Last edit by live4today on Aug 6, '02
  7. by   Rena RN 2003
    thanks for the tip, renee. i have pharm this fall also and i'm sure that info will come in handy.
  8. by   live4today
    Originally posted by Rena RN 2003
    thanks for the tip, renee. i have pharm this fall also and i'm sure that info will come in handy.
    No problem and your welcome, Rena RN! Best of luck to you in your Pharm class. :kiss
  9. by   Love-A-Nurse
    ah, thanks for sharing, renee! :kiss
  10. by   Mkue
    Originally posted by cheerfuldoer
    The best way to study Pharm is to learn the drug classes. Once you know that a steroid is a steroid is a steroid.......regardless of its brand or generic name......you will have no problems passing Pharm, or knowing the major side effects of the drug in question.

    When you get a test question that ask you for the side effects of a particular drug, the FIRST thing you should do before answering that question is ask yourself what class that particular drug falls under. Once you know the "class" the drug falls under.......BAM....you'll know the major side effects.

    Break it down like this:

    1) What's the brand (or generic name) of the drug?

    2) What class of drugs does the drug in question fall under?

    3) What are the main side effects of that class of drugs?

    Hope this rule of thumb helps someone through Pharm. It netted me a 93% average for the course.
    Thank you so much Renee, I have copied and pasted your response !
  11. by   Kat4422
    Hey guys! Just a quick question: Is anyone taking Pharmacology through an online course? That's the only way they offer it at my school...and I'm freaked out about it! I've just never taken a class online...I'd much rather sit in class and take notes. Anyone else in my shoes?
  12. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by kat4422
    hey guys! just a quick question: is anyone taking pharmacology through an online course? that's the only way they offer it at my school...and i'm freaked out about it! i've just never taken a class online...i'd much rather sit in class and take notes. anyone else in my shoes?
    hello and welcome, kat! no, i have not taken any classes on line and will take pharmacology in a few weeks (classroom setting).

    i just wanted to welcome you and wish you all the best!
  13. by   live4today
    To all the students taking pharm, or about to take pharm....if I can be of any help whatsoever to you all....please don't hesitate to ask. If I don't know the answer to your questions, I will find out what they are....somehow. Keep in mind I'm a bit "rusty" since I've been out of nursing five years now, but still keep my license current, my CEUs current, and my BCLS card current. From one nurse to another....we are here to help one another, so I extend myself to you in this way if it helps make your nursing experiences and challenges in the nursing program any lighter. :kiss
  14. by   Rena RN 2003
    thank you renee. i like your attitude

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