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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Frustration beyond frustration!!!

Honestly I just don't even know where to begin.  Just trying to type this post makes me want to pull my hair out!! Here goes anyway, in Pharm we have this teacher that lectures instead of teaches.  Lecturing is all fine & well if you're teaching PSYCHOLOGY but this is a SCIENCE course with actual working parts of the body and responses that we need to UNDERSTAND.  Don't just lecture to us, tell us to read the 26 chapters & then expect us to teach this to ourselves!!  I have literally been on the verge of tears AND in tears all day today over the frustration that is our Pharmacology class.  Then on top of no explanation of what we're supposed to be learning, we only have FOUR, count them FOUR grades in the whole class & two of them are the midterm & the final.  So what do we get to study for the midterm?  A test bank of 270 possible questions that we have to answer ourselves and then HOPE that we have chosen the correct answer & study them!  Am I being crazy?? Is this a good way to learn/study???????  THEN to top it off, he posts these other questions & gives us the answers & the rationale's with them & we're all getting exciting thinking this is what we've been waiting for, only to learn that these are the wrong questions.  UGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!

Where do I even start?? I guess I just start & pray for the best......

Lost in Pharm....

So after many frustrating posts on FB between our classmates, I just finally sent him a message and asked him why he couldn't just give us the answers/rationale's to the test bank he expects us to study, just like he did for the other questions & lo & behold an hour later we FINALLY had the answers/rationale's.  I felt like a 2 ton weight had been lifted off my shoulders!! So NOW we can study the questions knowing we have the correct answers and the rationale's for why they are correct.  Whew, at least now I don't see an F in my future!!

Thanks for your sympathy, lol.


  1. Ugh! I'm so sorry :/ Nursing school is hard enough as it is. You need teachers that will actually teach!

    1. Yes, we have two teachers that all they do is lecture and unfortunately they were the ones that taught Patho & Pharm. Seriously!!?? Whatever, I just have to get through this class!!

  2. I feel for ya... have you tried Mosby's Pharmacology Memory Notebooks? Or Pharmacology Success they really helped me learn the medications and the success books help with NCLEX test type questions.

    1. I haven't, but I will certainly look into them!