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How crazy are you going studying meds?

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ro2878 has 4 years experience and specializes in school nursing; pediatrics.

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Hi All,

I am feeling overwhelmed with all of the meds & side effects listed in the Kaplan review book :bugeyes:. Obviously, we all know side effects for the most used & toxic drugs but I am curious as to how much effort everyone is putting into trying to memorize the other meds.

At this point, I am tempted to just go with what I know (and what I am picking up by doing the Qbank questions).

What about you?

Thanks & good luck everyone!!

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Yes, I feel overwhelmed with the pharm part of NCLEX. It is just too much. After asking for advice from a Kaplan rep, this is what they wrote:

Medications can be overwhelming when you see page after page of them. Instead of tackling everything at once, break it down. When reviewing content, if a medication is listed to treat something, go look it up right then. Reading about medications in the context of what they treat helps you understand the medication and the disease better. Look it up every time it is mentioned, and soon you will know it. Look up all medications in a question, not just the med that is the correct answer. Knowing the classification is important to understanding the medication. When you know one medication in a class of drugs, you have a good idea about all medications in that class. Pick a classification, and read about the medications in that classification.

Hope that helps.

Good Luck

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~PedsRN~ has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Acute Care Pediatrics.

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I didn't study Pharm at all. Seriously. ;) Other than the studying I had to do for school/clinicals, I did not study meds.

I passed NCLEX with 75 questions.

Good luck!

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