Are there any students who have a poor, I mean poor, memory? What if I can't remember names of medications and whatnots? I did well in pre-reqs, but once the tests were taken it was gone from my brain. I am really getting nervous about being able to retain this stuff.
Jun 11, '04
I totally agree with the previous posts.
Application is the key to remembering for me. As far as carrying a drug book around for a year, the seasoned nurses at my site still pull the med book and I am glad. Better to be humble and admit we don't "know all" than possibly put a patient in danger.
One other point I would like to share. You will become more knowledgeable in your area of concentration. Think of it this way. In all professions there are so many areas that few people are experts in all. In teaching, a high school chem. Teacher can spout off any chemical sign you ask but is very likely weak in the English lit area. Nurses are no different. You will be proficient in your area.
Last edit by opalmRN on Jun 11, '04
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