Should I buy a pharmacology book although I'm not taking the class? - page 2
Right now I'm in an ADN program. We're not studying a whole lot of pharmacology, and in this program I'll never take a pharmacology class. Next year I'll be taking Med-Surg I and Med-Surg II, and I... Read More
Jan 17, '07Joined: Feb '06; Posts: 391; Likes: 9Quote from ScrubzScrubz, I'm afraid you are a gifted student who obviously needs to be challenged. However, when teaching gifted students the idea is to BROADEN their knowledge, not ACCELERATE their learning.Next year I'll be taking Med-Surg I and Med-Surg II, and I think they're going to incorperate pharm. in there... but I want to start studying now. Anyone think this is a good idea?
With that concept in mind, go about your studies with a slightly different slant. When you do get pharmacology assignments, take it a step further yourself. For instance, if you have to do a med sheet on low-molecular weight heparins, explore ALL of them. Compare and contrast and ask lots of questions. Look up the research articles on low-mo's. Go back to org chem and review the structure. Go back to A&P and look up the coagulation cascade and see what happens when clotting factor Xa is affected...that's what a challenge program is all about. Then when the time comes to go through the BSN program, you'll have a solid base to build on.
Jan 18, '07Joined: Feb '06; Posts: 93; Likes: 3Hi, Scrubz! First of all, I'm a total book geek, so the more the better. My feeling is that sometimes I may not be able to understand something in the textbook that's been assigned, but if I look at another book with a different perspective, I may catch on. I'm actually taking pharm this semester and have a great textbook, but I was browsing on the Barnes and Noble website and they have a $2 outdated pharm book, which I bought as a backup resource. That may be a good answer for you. You'd have a book without putting much $$ into it, and if you feel like doing some extra learning, it's right there. Like I said, it's an outdated book, but I'm sure most of the concepts are the same. If you decide to do this, go the the BN website and go to After Holiday Sale, click $2 books, click Medicine, then Nursing. The book I bought is sold out but I see there's another one there. I always think it's worth a couple bucks to have an extra resource, but like I said, I'm a book geek.