CaliLVN-RN 53 Posts Dec 11, 2014 You will get a list of drugs while in nursing school. But you can get a head start by purchasing a hard copy of a drug book and looking for a list of the most commonly used drugs. My drug book was Mosbys and it had a list inside. You can also do a search on the most commonly used drugs and you will find it. Start your list and add drugs as you come across them trust me this will help you save countless hours of flash card making and you can use the time your saving studying for exams. I still have most of my drug cards.