Would pharmacy tech training HELP with nursing school?

by Benderover2 Benderover2, CNA Member

Has 4 years experience.

Any nurses on here that were pharmacy techs?

would taking a pharmacy tech course be beneficial before starting nursing school?



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I'm not a nurse yet. However, I don't think a pharmacy tech course would be beneficial before starting nursing school. It would kind of help in the sense of knowing the drug classifications and such however; that's it. Maybe taking a Nursing Pharmacology course would help. I don't really know.

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 16 years experience. 226 Articles; 27,608 Posts

Pharmacy tech training would increase your knowledge on pharmacology and pharmacotherapeutics of various medications. However, it is unnecessary IMHO.