Pharmacology

  1. hello fellow nursing students

    I am currently in my second semester of nursing school and struggling alot! I love my classes, but I never knew how hard it would be to balance class time, clinicals, and studying.
    My most difficult class is Pharmacology, Not sure if this class is the same in every program. It includes the medications and how they work in the body and my teacher has asked us to memorize about 50 meds a week. The information she's teaching us is not very useful however and I am desperate for any outside help! I understand that this is a hard subject and it requires a lot of studying, but I was wondering if any of you that have either taken this class or are currently taking it know of any good study materials. I know there are tons of nursing books out there on basically every topic imagineable, so if someone could recommend something that definitely worked for them, it would be greatly appreciated!
    and As my professors like to say " Happy Studying"
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  3. by   APBT mom
    Try studying them by classification. We use Davis Drug Guide and in the front of the book the meds are listed by classification so we remember the side effects and nursing implications and all the drugs and then we look up the dosage for each med but we aren't really tested on dosage. So we group all the same meds by their classification because everything for them is usually the same like check resp, pulse, AP, blood pressure before giving med.
  4. by   rachel33138
    Quote from am0r803
    hello fellow nursing students

    I am currently in my second semester of nursing school and struggling alot! I love my classes, but I never knew how hard it would be to balance class time, clinicals, and studying.
    My most difficult class is Pharmacology, Not sure if this class is the same in every program. It includes the medications and how they work in the body and my teacher has asked us to memorize about 50 meds a week. The information she's teaching us is not very useful however and I am desperate for any outside help! I understand that this is a hard subject and it requires a lot of studying, but I was wondering if any of you that have either taken this class or are currently taking it know of any good study materials. I know there are tons of nursing books out there on basically every topic imagineable, so if someone could recommend something that definitely worked for them, it would be greatly appreciated!
    and As my professors like to say " Happy Studying"
    I'm having the same problem with pharm! what school are you attending?

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