Quote from pinkdiamonds
ok i start pharm tomorrow and i was looking through my book and now i am totally freaked out! i am terrible at math and everything looks so foreign to me. i know people say just know how to convert things, but i am bad at memorization. i am also not allowed to use a calculator. i am stressing bad! :smackingf anyone have any tips or tricks for me? if i don't pass this i am out of my nursing program. thanks in advance!
i was freaking too, so far i am at the top in class and making pretty easy a's, and i just knew when we started pharm i'd ruin my average, well we are past our 1st week , and amazingly enough pharm is a snap for me, and i am already way ahead in the book past where we are lecturing and working. i think the difference is, math was required in hs and i wasnt that interested, here, i want to succeed so well, i am older, and so i am focusing more readily. the only thing i have found to worry about is memorizing the formulas and when i have come up with my trick for that i'll post here for you. just relax and take it one step at a time. if your instructor is like mine, she will not advance until everyone has each section down pat, and don't be ashamed to ask her to go over something or take more time on it. wow no calculators, that's hard core, we are allowed to use them since you can on the nclex