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A tip for being successful in an RN program

Posted by Dina Francis on Fri, Jul 27, 2012

tip for successful rn program

There's a lot to know as a nurse! Sometimes it may feel a bit overwhelming. A recommendation that we give to our students when they are studying is to create Medication Cards. Every time you learn about a different medication during our program you can create a card for it. This card should include the drug name, dosage, route, site of action, side effects and precautions. You can organize cards according to classification or even disease management. Start off with the most commonly prescribed meds and than expand from there. These drug reference cards can be used to study for all the exams throughout the LPN to RN bridge program and also when preparing for the CPNE and NCLEX. Also, when applying for employment, some health care facilities will often require applicants to pass pharmacology tests. Wouldn't it be great if you had prepared the cards and can use them in all of these instances to study from??  Our instructors can help you prepare the cards and give you hints on which medications to focus on.



Topics: NCLEX, RN programs

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