Monday, June 20, 2011
Happiness is Getting Your First Nursing Book!
1. Learn starting from category of drugs. (Seems logical)
a. side effects
e. endings names of drugs
2. Mnemonics is a good way to study, too. I found a cool site to start with: Medical Mnemonics.
3. I have found that doing a simple search on Google can be a great asset. Apparently, real teachers don't care who they teach as long as someone out there learns. You can find Power Points for lectures on any subject under the sun. And teachers love to have students learn at home, so do some research. If you want to dig into Pharmacology, this teacher, Jerry Carley, RN, MSN, MA, CNE, has this great nursing info site, including pharm. Click on his name and check it out. He's brilliant!
4. Allnurses.com is a great tool to find tips on how to study pharm, vent or just about anything else nurse related.
5. Networking. Don't underestimate the power of networking. I have found that most people have knowledge and experience that they are willing to share if you just ask. This past semester, I became friends with the most wonderful lady who just happened to be an LPN. (She had to take A & P again because of a technicality) And she was a wealth of information and mostly, inspiration. She made me believe I had a shot at being a nurse. I will forever be grateful to her. We studied our hearts out for that demanding class. A study partner is going to be your ACE in the hole.