Pharmacology Meltdown

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    Ok so I had my first official meltdown today . This is week two of pharmacology and it's rough. My instructor wants us to learn a 15 wk course in 4 weeks. We're doing anywhere from 2-9 chapters a night and I've failed two tests. I haven't failed a test since I've been in nursing school and I'm not understanding what she expects from us. I don't know what to do at this point
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    Quote from tparker17234
    Ok so I had my first official meltdown today . This is week two of pharmacology and it's rough. My instructor wants us to learn a 15 wk course in 4 weeks. We're doing anywhere from 2-9 chapters a night and I've failed two tests. I haven't failed a test since I've been in nursing school and I'm not understanding what she expects from us. I don't know what to do at this point
    Have you asked her for help? What about your classmates? How about doing a study group?
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    Yeah I have asked for help and the class is just now starting to come together. I really think I'm having a mental block.
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    I just finished Pharmacology like 2 wks ago! It was very rough for me as well & we were also doing anywhere from 4-8 chapters per test! Given that we really only have two class days because 3 days out of the week we are at clinicals, so the whole class was so worried because we were basically teaching ourselves! Luckily, our teach would give us a review for the test therefore we knew exactly what to study for the test. As for as knowing side effects & all meds in such a short time I think is impossible! My pharm class was 6 wks!! I would make flash cards a lot & study groups helped a lot! Nurses at the hospital we do our clinicals say they still don't know all the meds & different side effects!!! I think that has def been my hardest subject!!
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    Try using www.studystack.com

    There is a section devoted to pharm. If you scroll down there are also games after you pick what stack you want. Good Luck!
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    Thanks so much for the info! I got my test back from yesterday and got an 84!!!!! There was a lot of dosage calculations up there so that helped out a lot. Three more weeks of pharm to go!
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    Quote from tparker17234
    Ok so I had my first official meltdown today . This is week two of pharmacology and it's rough. My instructor wants us to learn a 15 wk course in 4 weeks. We're doing anywhere from 2-9 chapters a night and I've failed two tests. I haven't failed a test since I've been in nursing school and I'm not understanding what she expects from us. I don't know what to do at this point
    I've just finished the pharmacology course for my distance LPN program. I want all of my overwhelmed, frustrated and irritated colleagues to hear this tip...focus on the nursing process! Yes, you do need to know some of the drugs, but by far, the majority of my exams focused on the process, not the drug classifications etc. I hope this helps. Good luck to you all.


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