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undergrad RN
I'm a twenty-something Canadian student. After stumbling through a few years of college, I finally managed to get into the nursing school of my dreams, where I hope to graduate in 2012 with a nursing baccalaureate degree. I want to offer an honest look into how a modern nurse is educated, both good and bad. Eventually I hope to compare my education to my day-to-day career and see how it holds up. Whatever happens, it should be somewhat entertaining. Find me on allnurses.com!
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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Ram a pril, any pril...

Barb Bancroft is my hero. We watched some clips from her videos in class. My favorite line was "So this took you 4 months to get through in nursing school, and now you're going to learn it in 4 minutes!" And we did. She explained the RAAS pathway in the most straightforward way possible. I feel cheated having spent hours and hours hunched over a textbook trying to analyze diagrams last semester. It makes perfect sense when she explains it. She comes on a little strong, and I was initially afraid of her, but her drrrrryyyyy humor had me in stitches for the whole clip. The following isn't the clip we watched, but it's her, and you can see what I mean:

Anyway, back to the point - I'm a little concerned about this Pharmacology business. I just don't feel like I'm going to remember *anything* next January for clinical. I'm going to be married to my drug guide. In the wise words of NNR, I also correlate learning this stuff to learning to drive, where I am being handed the keys to an exciting but ultimately hazard-laden responsibility.


Anyway, I've been studying a lot for this final. It might be fun to post my study guide later, once I'm actually done with it!

I hope it goes well...


Anonymous said...

The pharm will stick much better when you can correlate it with patients. After you can say, "I had this patient on that drug," for some reason it all becomes much more clear.

Glitter Scrubs said...

Have you taken Patho yet? We're starting it 3rd semester and I'm freaking out, because I really can't see how I am going to remember all these drugs and how the interact with the body, other drugs, etc. Ah well, I guess i have another 3 years to learn all this :) PS: thanks for the link!

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