Pharamacology on NCLEX

  1. Hi everyone-
    I am new to this forum and have a question. I am in the fourth week of an accelerated RN (not BSN) program for students with a bachelor's in a non-nursing field that is 11.5 months. I was looking at some practice NCLEX quetsions online (ordered Saunders review, waiting for delivery) and it looked like there is a lot of phramacology on the exam. Does anyone know about what % of questions are pharmacology? We do not have a specific pharmacology course, we just go over meds as we do systems. We basically learn the name, class, and generally what the med does. We have a pharmacology book for reference, but even if I studied it all the time there is no way I could remember all of the information. Do you think I will just learn throughout the year about different meds, or am I in trouble? If you can't tell, I am very scared about school. Thanks.
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  3. by   suzanne4
    Each exam will vary, it is dependent on how the nurse answers the previous questions. Some exams have no pharmacology questions, and others can get quite a few. The exam will focus on your weak points.

    If you need to, you can focus on learning about a new drug on a daily basis, you will not get overwhelmed that way, and it will help you in your schooling.
  4. by   jamonit
    according to the hurst review, which i just completed. pharmacology accounts for 13-19%. if you are interested in precentages of questions, i recommend going to ncsbn for more information.

    good luck!

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