I knew Pharm would be hard, but THIS is rediculous. In our LVN program our Pharm course is 2 weeks long, that's it! 2 weeks to go through all the drugs and pass our final with 85%. It started Monday and so far we have had to do 2 drug cards and had 2 quizzes. To top ot off we had 4 days of medical math
just before starting Pharm and the total points carried over. I went into Pharm with a 86% since then my score has gone up to 87% but that is too close for me. Every other part of our program has a 75% for passing, but pharm is 85%. Monday we have another quiz. Now initially our final was going to be the 9th (This coming Friday) But due to some scheduling problems with our instructor they had to move it to the 14th. We start clinical on December 12th. Originally they had planned the final so that it was over by the time we started clinical, but now everyone gets to go to clinical for 1 day, come back have our parenteral return demo and our final and then whomever doesn't make it with an 85% is out of the program. So we ALL had to get our uniforms (They require 3 since we go to clinical M-T-W) the tops are 43.00 a piece, the pants 27.00 a piece, plus new shoes and all. Ugh! I just want to make it but I am starting to get stressed out about it. To top it off all 3 of my kids came down with fevers and coughs this week of all weeks!!!
Oh well, I just needed to vent. Back to practice my oral med administration and med cards for the test monday
Dec 3, '05
Wow! I can see how you would be stressed! My program separates the two. We had drug administration and then in the spring we take Pharmacology. I ended up writing this HUGE letter to the administration of my school because my drug administration class was only 21 hours! We only did four chapters on the book and I think I learned one formula! I, in no way, feel prepared to pass meds or give injections at all.
I cannot believe they are making everybody spend so much on uniforms! That is crazy! What if someone doesn't make it? I hope they would at least refund them!
Hang in there! It sounds like Murphy's Law hit you full force this week! Next week will be better-you will pass, the kids will feel better and you get to start clinical!
Last edit by BurnBaby06 on Dec 3, '05