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Monday, September 17, 2012

Why Pharm??

So as I was sitting in Pharm class today thinking that I should have TOTALLY skipped I just couldn't help but shake the feeling that I was wasting my time.  Now, I'm not 100% sure that that's true, it was just the feeling that I had.  I mean seriously, who KNOWS this stuff besides pharmacists?  I seriously doubt if I were to walk up to a nurse working on the hospital floor & ask them what the difference between a muscarinic agonist & antagonist were they would have NO clue what I was talking about.  Please tell me how, exactly, this is supposed to help me be a nurse?  Now, don't get me wrong, I do find Pharm very interesting (the book more than the actual class) but I just can't help thinking that this is not "real" nursing.  As a matter of fact I know for certain that some nursing programs don't even include Pharm, so why am I being tortured?  Or should I say "Why are we being tortured?" because believe me I'm not the only one.  As a matter of fact this is a picture of our class today:

Ha! Totally kidding!! But I swear I know that some of us feel like this.  What about you?  Does your nursing program include Pharmacology?  Just a weird tidbit though, I also know of some LPN programs that don't even include Patho, now THAT I don't understand but whatev.  

Hope you guys had a great Monday!!!!



  1. Ugh, I just got the shivers when you talked about those receptors...wait until you go for your NP and have to take Advanced Pharm. I thought my brain would explode. Most definitely the most difficult class of my life. How important is it? I'm not sure. Not for the weak, for sure!

    1. Yes, I am already dreading Advanced Pharm & Advanced Patho & I'm only a 2nd semester nursing student, lol!!

  2. Um...I don't know what those terms mean and I am a nurse. I can understand knowing how certain very common medications work in the body (classes of antihypertensives, diuertics, antibiotics, etc), but some of that stuff is just complete and utter nonsense.

    1. Ha! Exactly my point. I think there should be some other course we could take that would just tell us, like you said, the most commonly used medications, but this in depth crap is for the birds!!