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- Aug 17, '12 by alovelymotherJust breathe. It's going to be okay. Starting nursing school is a very scary thing. Sometimes we allow that fear to overwhelm us. Think about it. Is it the fear of failure that has you feeling unprepared or do you think that you honestly need to review? You'll become familiar with the material once you've had more exposure. If you still feel like you aren't understanding maybe you could reach out to a classmate for help.
- Aug 17, '12 by GeneralJinjurFirst off, here's a <<<hug>>> because I totally get where you're coming from (single mom, 3 kids, you know the rest of the drill).
Pharmacology is very technical, but it is more similar to A&P than most other nursing classes. It involves a lot of plain old memorization. You will learn drugs by class. Most classes have a prototypical drug that gives you a strong idea of how all drugs in that class will behave. Focus on learning the action, special warnings and rough dosage/signs of toxicity for your prototype, then get the other drug names from the same class in your mind with the prototype. When you bump into a drug that you didn't really study, but you can link it to the prototype, I would expect you to have the right answer 90% of the time. Exceptions to that will stick out in your mind and they will be emphasized by the text and hopefully, the teacher.
- Aug 17, '12 by Esme12Welcome to AN!!! The largest online nursing community!
Take a deep breath. YOu aren't supposed to know anything....that is why you are in school
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here are some flash cards......
Enjoy!!! Good luck! Don't forget..we are here.
- Aug 17, '12 by Esme12You will also need organization these have been developed not only for graduated nurses but two have been specialized by our beloved Daytonite (RIP) for students.
brain sheets.......here are a few.
1 patient float.doc
5 pt. shift.doc
day sheet 2 doc.doc
critical thinking flow sheet for nursing students
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