1. Does anyone know of a book like a cliff notes type of book (lol) I can buy to get a head start on Pharmacology? I want to start reviewing this already so that it's not so foreign to me when actual nursing school starts.
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  3. by   kasia2
    You can get Nursing Pharmocology Made incredibly Easy at Walmart or some bookstore Here is the website
  4. by   Asherah
    In addition to my required text, I'm using Lippincott's Illustrated Reviews Pharmacology (3rd Ed.) and Pharmacology For Nursing Care, by Lehne. They are not "cliff notes" books, but are incredibly user friendly and clear-cut. I would recommend them both. Good luck!
  5. by   meandragonbrett
    I wouldn't waste my time trying to read ahead. Take the time off and spend it with your kids, family, doing fun things, etc. Nursing school will be the ride of your life.
  6. by   lisabeth
    I had the Pharmacology Made Easy, but I felt like I got more out of the real class book. I cant explain it.
  7. by   Alert&Orientedx0
    Is there also a Pathophysiology made incredibly easy or something similar?
  8. by   miMOMMYof3
    There is a line of Nursing made incredibly easy nursing books, my college store carries several different versions including pathophysiology. And almost all book stores carry them.
  9. by   donsterRN
    Quote from RNstudent006
    Is there also a Pathophysiology made incredibly easy or something similar?
    Yes. Try this link...
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  11. by   Daytonite
    here are two websites from pharmacology schools that i occasionally use when i'm looking for information: - an online "textbook" of pharmacology. site includes outlines of pharmacology information plus practice questions, flashcards and tests. answers to tests are online. - this is an online tutorial on pharmacology from the university of kansas medical center of drugs by their classification or by use in disease. this site was designed to teach students of medicine and pharmacy and has good information. most of the information is organized into several pages of tutorials where you are given drug or drug classification information and then presented with a question to answer before you can move on to the next piece of information.

    suggestion: if you've already taken a&p, review the a&p of the various body systems, particularly the cns, liver and the kidney. most drugs are metabolized through the liver and kidney. the cns has so many structures that are affected by different drugs that you really need to know the anatomy of nerves and what goes on at the nerve endings and synapses so you understand what the heck they are talking about when they start in on cholinergics and adrenergics.